Cancer care continuum graphic representing how community engagement research

The Cancer Control Continuum, also known as the Cancer Care Continuum, has been used since at least the mid-1970s to describe the various points from cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

The cancer control continuum is a useful framework on which to view plans, progress, and priorities. This model helps our faculty members identify research gaps, where we must collaborate with other clinicians and researchers, institutions, and community members to have an impact for patients. This also allows our faculty to understand where more resources may be needed.

View more information about the cancer care continuum through the National Cancer Institute.

Related projects

Explore how our research projects intersect with various points on the cancer continuum. Click on a point in the continuum to view related projects.

Lock icon representing prevention


Microscope cancer detection


Microscope icon representing diagnosis


Prescription pad icon representing treatment



View all projects related to the cancer care continuum below.