A nurse and a cancer patient smiling and embracing.Cancer is a collection of related diseases in which some body cells divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Certain cancerous growths are called tumors.

CDC funds NACDD to address the issue of cancer prevention and control in the public health arena. Project activities range from monitoring the impact of changes in the healthcare system to looking into more effective communications for cancer patients post diagnosis. The NACDD Cancer Council meets regularly and provides training and professional development opportunities for staff in CDC-funded cancer programs in State Health Departments.

Careers at NACDD

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