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Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Welcome to the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. The Alaska CCC Program is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Program Services Branch as part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The Alaska CCC Program provides leadership for and coordination of statewide cancer control efforts.

Eighty by 2018 - Initiative to get 80% of eligible adults 50 and older screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018.

September 2016 - National Speaker and 80% by 2018 Round Table

The Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Partnership is proud to welcome DURADO D. BROOKS, M.D., M.P.H, a National American Cancer Society speaker, to Alaska next week. His schedule kicks off in Fairbanks on Monday, September 19, and in Anchorage on Tuesday, September 20, with the Alaska Colorectal Cancer Round Table Breakfast. Our goal this year is to develop work groups to address colorectal cancer screening in Alaska.

We want to engage people outside traditional cancer health care (those in business, insurance, community health centers, primary care) to help increase colorectal cancer screening in Alaska.

There are several events and opportunities for participation. We hope to see you there!

  FAIRBANKS - Monday September 19, 2016

  • Colorectal Cancer Burden and Current Successes - CME
    Presented by DURADO D. BROOKS, M.D., M.P.H, Director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancers at the American Cancer Society.
    Where: Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
    When: Noon to 1:00 pm
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  ANCHORAGE - Tuesday September 20, 2016

  • 80% by 2018 Kick Off - Alaska Colorectal Cancer Round Table Breakfast
    DURADO D. BROOKS, M.D., M.P.H will help lead Alaska's call to action to increase colorectal cancer screening in Alaska.
    Where: Providence Hospital, West Auditorium
    When: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Info: This event is free to attend but registration is required. Please register at: http://tiny.cc/AKCRCRT
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  • CRC BROWN BAG LUNCH AND LEARN - CME
    DURADO D. BROOKS, M.D., M.P.H will Present Strategies to Implement a High Quality Colon Cancer Screening Program.
    Where: Providence Hospital, West Auditorium
    When: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Flier attached
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  • Dinner and Presentation: HPV, You are the Key to Cancer Prevention – CE/CME
    DURADO D. BROOKS, M.D., M.P.H will present information on the burden of HPV-related cancers, the importance of HPV vaccination, and how to help parents overcome hesitancy about HPV vaccinations.
    Where: Alaska Regional Hospital
    When: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Info: Register online at: https://www.akcache.org/Training/Class/81746
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What is 80% by 2018?

It is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable initiative in which hundreds of organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem for those 50 and older. These organizations are working toward the shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Resources that can help organizations, health providers, and others reach that goal can be found on the national 80% by 2018 website.

The Colorectal Cancer Screening rate for All ALASKANS is ONLY 61%....
We have work to do!

Alaska Colorectal Cancer Data

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Program History

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services received its first grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to commence comprehensive cancer control planning in September 2003. The program has been funded annually and received funding in 2006 to begin implementation Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

What is Comprehensive Cancer Control?

The CDC defines CCC as a collaborative process through which a community pools resources to reduce the burden of cancer that results in risk reduction, early detection, better treatment, and enhanced survivorship.

How CCC Works

CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) provides initial funds to help states, tribes, and territories to establish CCC coalitions, assess the burden of cancer, determine priorities, and develop and publish CCC Plans. Both the State of Alaska and the Alaska Native Health System published CCC Plans in 2006. In 2013 the Alaska Cancer Survivorship Resource Plan was produced as a guide for Survivorship program efforts and initiatives in Alaska. 


The Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Partnership is the coalition formed in 2003 to assess the burden of cancer in Alaska and develop priorities for the state to implement. Click here to learn more about the Partnership.

Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Partnership
Send e-mail to cancer@alaska.gov