The goal of the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) program is to assess the burden of cancer, uses policy, systems, and environmental changes to guide sustainable cancer control, and to implement the state┐s cancer plan. CCC program strives to reduce the burden of cancer by coordinating a statewide coalition, The Partnership to Reduce Cancer, which is comprised of over 150 individuals and agencies. The CCC program develops, implements, and evaluates programs to improve the quality of cancer care and address the needs of cancer survivors. The CCC program promotes primary prevention and recommended cancer screenings, and strives to enhance cancer survivors┐ quality of life.
The Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan descibes strategies for cancer prevention, cancer screening, and cancer treatment. The plan is intended to be a "working plan," easily revised in response to Rhode Island's changing cancer profile and to new scientific findings about the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. Every year, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program invites the cancer control community to join it in identifying describing and developing quanitfied objectives and evaluation strategies for annual priorities for cancer control.