The Division of Cancer Prevention furthers the mission of the National Cancer Institute by leading, supporting, and promoting rigorous, innovative research and training to prevent cancer and its consequences to improve the health of all people.
Making cancer prevention possible
Cervical cancer can be prevented by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and by screening for and treating precancerous lesions. Yet, millions of women globally remain at high-risk for developing cervical cancer. This is especially true for women living in resource-limited settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where access to prevention services is significantly limited. But this is also true for women facing health disparities within the United States, where half of all cervical cancers occur in women who have never been screened or rarely screened.