CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals

Atlanta, GA–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced first-year funding awards of $215 million in a 5-year, $1.1 billion investment into three national programs to prevent and control cancer.

Eighty-six unique recipients from state, local, tribal, and territorial public health organizations and academic institutions received funding, representing all states, the District of Columbia, 18 tribal organizations, five U.S. territories, and three freely associated states. See information on awards here.

This funding builds on investments CDC has made in a comprehensive, coordinated cancer prevention and control portfolio for more than 30 years. Funded programs will demonstrate how proven strategies advance health equity and build capacity in cancer prevention and control. Outcomes include improving the provision of clinical preventive services; facilitating planning among partners to promote evidence-based strategies in communities; and improving cancer surveillance.

This new round of funding supports progress toward CDC’s cancer prevention and control goals to reduce preventable cancers; ensure all people get the right screening at the right time for the best outcomes; and improve health and wellness for cancer survivors leading to longer, healthier lives.

This will be accomplished by funding three national cancer programs:

Recipients have developed plans for how they will use these funds to achieve these goals and advance health equity in cancer prevention and control through breast and cervical cancer screening services, comprehensive cancer control plan implementation by coalitions, and cancer data collection to monitor and report cancer burden.

For more than 30 years, CDC has led efforts to prevent and find cancers early. CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is dedicated to helping all people reduce their risk of cancer and get the right screening tests at the right time. DCPC leads nationwide efforts to reduce preventable cancers and improve cancer survivors’ health and well-being.

President Biden has reignited the Cancer Moonshot and set new national goals: if we work together, we can cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years, and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer.