Each year, more than 31,000 Marylanders are diagnosed with invasive cancer, ​and more than 10,000 Marylanders die due to cancer. While the death rate from cancer in the United States has steadily declined since its peak in 1991, cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death in the United States and in Maryland, behind heart disease.

The Center for Cancer Prevention and Control is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland.

To find out more about the Center, please click here.

To find out more about our various programs, please see the links on the right of the screen.



March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

In 2017, there were 2,534 new cases of colorectal cancer reported among Maryland residents. A total of 947 persons died of colorectal cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in Maryland. Regular screening is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. Talk to your healthcare provider about when to start screening, and available screening options.

Maryland Cancer Collaborative Annual Meeting

Save the Date! The 2021 Maryland Cancer Collaborative Meeting will be held on April 8, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This virtual meeting will include an update on the burden of cancer in Maryland, MCC workgroup updates, and the selection of priority strategies from the new 2021-2025 Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Please contact Brian Mattingly at 310-767-2037 for more information.

Cancer Doesn’t Wait

Don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop you from getting your regular preventive cancer screenings!

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Edited 3/24/21