The National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

February 22, 2024

For 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has decreased disparities in breast and cervical cancer deaths. Through cooperative agreements with all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 13 tribal organizations, 2 U.S. territories, and 5 U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, the program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic tests, and treatment referral services to communities that are limited-income, underserved, under-insured, and uninsured in the U.S.

The NBCCEDP is the only nationally organized cancer screening program for breast and cervical cancer in the U.S. for disadvantaged and diverse populations who historically have not had adequate access to or have likely experienced other barriers to cancer screening.