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Pennsylvania Cancer Control Prevention and Research Advisory Board (CAB)

The Pennsylvania Cancer Control Prevention and Research Advisory Board (Cancer Advisory Board/CAB) is an eleven member, legislatively mandated board created by Act 224 of 1980 and updated by Act 33 of 2006 to advise the Secretary of Health with respect to cancer control, prevention and research in Pennsylvania. Members of the CAB are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor and approved by the Pennsylvania Senate. The CAB is responsible for the development of the Pennsylvania Cancer Plan and to recommend to the Secretary the awarding of grants and contracts to establish or conduct programs in cancer control or prevention, cancer education and training and clinical research. Act 33 also establishes a statewide cancer registry for the collection and dissemination of cancer data and requires facilities to report cases of cancer.

CAB Committees

Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT)

The Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT) is the statewide comprehensive cancer control coalition, comprised of key partners, organizations, and individuals working together in a collaborative approach to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer in Pennsylvania. The SLT is structured as a committee of the Pennsylvania Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board and is tasked with the development, implementation, and evaluation of cancer control initiatives as addressed in the 2013-2018 Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan. The SLT has an infrastructure of workgroups to carry out its mission with administrative support provided by the Department of Health’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

Data Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Data Advisory Committee is a committee that reports to the PA Cancer Control Prevention and Research Advisory Board. It is comprised of members of the Cancer Registry, Bureau of Epidemiology, Bureau of Health Statistics and Research and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.  External partners are added on an ad hoc basis depending on project. 

The purpose of the DAC is to facilitate the use of cancer surveillance data to evaluate the impact of cancer interventions and identify the targeted populations and communities where interventions should be focused.