We take a comprehensive approach to cancer control and prevention.

Comprehensive cancer control is a collaborative and strategic approach that helps our member organizations combine, share, and coordinate resources to effectively reduce the burden of cancer in communities across Wisconsin.

In 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. This program helps states develop and implement their own comprehensive cancer control plans. These plans help states identify and work on important and emerging cancer issues, including cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship.

Today, the CDC funds comprehensive cancer control programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven tribes and tribal organizations, and seven US territories. The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative is the comprehensive cancer control program for all of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative is funded by the CDC and is housed at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health. 

As the state's cancer prevention and control program, the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative oversees the Wisconsin Cancer Plan, a strategic framework for reducing the burden of cancer for everyone in Wisconsin. We offer evidence-based tools, data, and technical assistance to organizations all over Wisconsin, and we serve as an educational resource on public policy concerning cancer prevention and control.