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Project Title

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Coordinating Center

Funding Dates

2014-2019, 2019-2024


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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 eight network centers, crossing academic affiliations and geographic boundaries. The CPCRN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

The CPCRN Coordinating Center located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coordinates and evaluates collaborative research activities among network members, their collaborating partners, and affiliates focused on accelerating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies in communities. The Coordinating Center facilitates linkages among network members, network affiliates, and national, state, and local partners to advance the mission of the network and develop workforce capacity.

HPDP also houses a CPCRN Collaborating Center, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC).

Research Areas 

Cancer Prevention and Control
Cardiovascular Health, Obesity, and Diabetes
Rural Health

Principal Investigator

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH (

Project Director & Contact

Becky Lee (


Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Cancer Institute


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