Center for Cancer Prevention and Control


The mission of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control (CCPC) is to reduce the burden of cancer in Maryland by:

  • Providing guidance, support and funding for effective cancer programs;
  • Fostering collaboration among partners; and
  • Evaluating outcomes through data collection and analysis. 

Cancer Statistics

Did you know?

  • Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime.
  • Many cancers could be prevented. In 2015, almost 171,000 of the estimated 589,430 cancer deaths in the US will be caused by tobacco smoking.
  • The risk for cancer increases with age; 78% of all cancer diagnoses are in people 55 years of age or older.
  • It is estimated that 30,050 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Marylanders in the year 2015.
  • Cancer mortality rates in Maryland are steadily decreasing; Maryland had the 26th highest cancer mortality rate in the United States for the period 2007-2011.

* Ref. Cancer Facts and Figures, 2015
          Maryland MDH 2014 Ca​ncer Report ​