The National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

February 26, 2021

For more than 20 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 states, tribes, and territories, the program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings, diagnostic tests, and treatment referral services to low-income women. The NBCCEDP is the only nationally organized cancer screening program for underserved women in the U.S.