Principal Investigators: Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiv and Alison Brenner, PhD, MPH
Funded by: Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute
Cancer treatment and prevention is a collaborative effort; healthcare providers, researchers and community members can all work together to lessen the burden of disease. The Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC) aims to create a network of people who can improve community prevention, screening and treatment. The network is especially focused on patient populations that might have less access to resources, providing services such as colorectal cancer screening for patients and training for clinicians and community members.
Dr. Jennifer Leeman leads the project alongside Co-PI Alison Brenner. 4CNC is based at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), one of only 26 institutions involved in the CDC Prevention Research Center (PRC) network. Funded through 2024, this project will identify and study community-based control and prevention strategies, support decision making for interventions, and integrate effective interventions into clinical and community settings.