January 15, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 2)
Strong Points: Easy to navigate, accessible training modules
Weak Points: None
The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN), part of the Prevention Research Centers from the Center for Disease Control, aims to bring cancer prevention strategies out of the lab and into the community, particularly to underrepresented groups. The website details several projects that the CPCRN is currently working on, which include programs such as smoking cessation assistance, wider implementation of HPV vaccines, and enhanced cancer screening. The website also provides resources such as an interactive training curriculum, which describes methods of implementing evidence-based cancer prevention methods into a wider community setting. Cancer research is expansive, with countless scientists trying to determine how to eradicate it biologically. However, there are at least a few things we can do to help counteract this disease, such as requiring routine screenings and avoiding common carcinogens like cigarettes. The CPCRN is dedicated to better serving communities through this public health approach, and providing invaluable resources to others who hope to do the same.