The Massachusetts Cancer Prevention and Control Community Research Network (MCPCRN) was initiated in 2002 as a collaboration between the Harvard Prevention Research Center (HPRC), the Boston University Prevention Research Center (BU-PRC), the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), and an active steering committee of community and academic representatives. The MCPCRN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute.

The goals of the MCPCRN are to foster and facilitate cancer prevention intervention and dissemination research by:
  • translating priorities defined by the Guide to Community Preventive Services (“the Guide”) to research aimed at addressing critical gaps in evidence for cancer prevention interventions
  • applying community-based participatory research methods to conduct collaborative research
The Massachusetts Cancer Prevention and Control Community Research Network places high priority on fostering research to reduce disparities in cancer prevention and control by socio-economic position or race/ethnicity, particularly in the area of health care settings and worksites/unions.

The MCPCRN is one of eight research institutions in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, a group that collaboratively contributes to the national vision of cancer prevention and control through community-based participatory research.

 



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Funding for MCPCRN is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.