Comprehensive cancer control is defined by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as "an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation."
In September 2002, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services was awarded a comprehensive cancer control planning grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this grant, a unique partnership model between UW Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health was born to move comprehensive cancer control forward in Wisconsin. The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is the state's cancer prevention and control program that promotes the implementation of the WI CCC Plan. The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2010-2015 serves as the foundation for the WI CCC Program and as a common framework for action in cancer prevention and control over the next several years. The Wisconsin Cancer Council, the partnership arm of the WI CCC Program continues to be the coalition of organizations dedicated to the development and coordination of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
Since 2005, the WI CCC Program has begun to implement projects that affect the whole continuum of cancer care, from prevention to palliative care. Each year the projects are developed with the input of the WI Cancer Council Steering Committee. The WI CCC Program is funded through federal, state and UW funds. The staff and infrastructure for these projects are at the UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our goal continues to be to reduce the burden of cancer for all in Wisconsin by working collaboratively and comprehensively throughout the cancer care continuum.
Click here to view the Carbone Cancer Center grand rounds presentation on the WI CCC Program given by Dr. Noelle LoConte on October 12, 2011.