CPCRNTopic area(s): Tobacco Cessation; Cancer Prevention and Control; Dissemination and Implementation


To accelerate the adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention and control in communities, which we are doing through increased understanding of the dissemination and implementation process. Network members are actively engaged in enhancing large-scale efforts to reach under-served populations and reduce their burden of cancer, while also deepening our understanding of the predictable processes that achieve that end.

Project Description

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. Its members conduct community-based participatory cancer research across its ten network centers, crossing academic affiliations and geographic boundaries. The CPCRN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.


  • Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute
  • Dates of funding: September 2014 – September 2019

Key Contacts

Principal Investigator: Stephanie B. Wheeler, MPH PhD
Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1103C McGavran-Greenberg

Project Director: Becky Lee
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
200 N. Greensboro St., D-15, CB#7424
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
Phone: (919)966-2812


CPCRN Homepage – http://www.cpcrn.org

CPCRN Funding Agencies

CPCRN Network Centers:

Case Western Reserve University – http://www.prchn.org/

Oregon Health & Science University – www.oregonprc.org

University of Iowa – http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/prc/

University of Kentucky –  http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/research/college-based-centers

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – http://www.4cnc.org/

University of Pennsylvania –http://www.upennprc.org/

University of South Carolina – http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/ 

University of Washington at Seattle – http://depts.washington.edu/arcnw/


CPCRN one page description of the Network located at the following URL:



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Emmons, KM, Weiner B, Fernandez ME, et al. Systems antecedents for dissemination and implementation: a review and analysis of measures. Health Educ Behav, 2012 Feb; 39(1):87-105. Epub 2011 Jul 1.

Purnell, JQ, Kreuter, MW, Eddens, KS, et al. Cancer control needs of 2-1-1 callers in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. J.Health Care Poor Underserved. May 2012;23(2):752-767.

Sabatino SA, Lawrence B, Elder R, et al. Community Preventive Services Task Force. Effectiveness of interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers: nine updated systematic reviews for The Guide to Community Preventive Services. Am J Prev Med, 2012;43(1):765-86.

Hall KL, Stipelman B, Eddens KS, et al. (2012). Advancing collaborative research with 2-1-1 to reduce health disparities: Challenges, opportunities, and recommendations. Am J Prev Med, 43(6S5):S518-S528.