Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 16, Supplement 1, pp 79–88

In Conclusion: The Promise of Comprehensive Cancer Control

  • Susan True
  • Tom Kean
  • Patricia A. Nolan
  • E. Sue Haviland
  • Karin Hohman

DOI: 10.1007/s10552-005-0491-3

Cite this article as:
True, S., Kean, T., Nolan, P.A. et al. Cancer Causes Control (2005) 16: 79. doi:10.1007/s10552-005-0491-3


The Promise of Comprehensive Cancer Control

Operationally, comprehensive cancer control (CCC) brings together diverse experts and interested partners to review together the cancer experience of their community, to identify key areas in need of improvement, to develop collaborative approaches to address individual and system changes and strategies to meet the needs of the population, and to combine resources – fiscal, relational, and intellectual – to maximize positive outcomes. Specific positive outcomes related to CCC are as follows:

Comprehensive cancer plans;

A cadre of collaborating partners;

Support for the continuum of cancer-related functions and needs;

New opportunities to learn and build skills;

Coordinated appeals for federal, state, and private resources;

Combined strategies to address major system changes that individual programs could not hope to address on their own; and

Greater impact than single programs or partners could accomplish alone.

A number of factors can at times impede success:


Resources; and


Continuing the extraordinary progress of the past 5 years will fundamentally alter the trajectory of cancer and the burden of this disease in the United States. The readers are challenged to add their voices, skills, resources, perspectives, connections, and passion to this remarkable effort.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan True
    • 1
  • Tom Kean
    • 2
  • Patricia A. Nolan
    • 3
  • E. Sue Haviland
    • 4
  • Karin Hohman
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Cancer Prevention and ControlCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Strategic Health ConceptsDenverUSA
  3. 3.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Cancer Prevention and Control SectionMichigan Department of Community HealthLansingUSA
  5. 5.Strategic Health ConceptsDenverUSA