Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center (SIP 14-011)

Principal Investigator: Natoshia Askelson

Co-Investigators:  Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Edith Parker

Project Coordinator: Laura Seegmiller

Project Dates: 2014-2019


The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. CPCRN was founded in 2002 and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and National Cancer Institute.


CPCRN Members

University of Iowa

University of Kentucky

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

University of South Carolina

University of Washington

Case Western Reserve University

Oregon Health & Science University


The University of Iowa collaborates with other CPCRN network centers to investigate areas of research interest, specifically increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates and colorectal cancer screening rates.


HPV Vaccination Signature Project

Purpose: The goal of this workgroup is to contribute to the science and evidence base supporting innovative community-clinical linkages to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates. By identifying key community/clinical stakeholders and vaccine champions, and best practices of these community-clinical linkages, the workgroup aims to accelerate the implementation of evidence-based cancer control.


Federally Qualified Health Centers Signature Project

Purpose: The goal of this workgroup is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and help reach the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable goal of achieving 80% screening of eligible adults by 2018. CPCRN sites work closely with FQHCs in their respective states to understand current screening practices and barriers and facilitators, with the goal of developing a standardized protocol that aids FQHCs in choosing multi-level interventions that best fit the needs of their target populations.


More information about the CPCRN can found on their website.

For information about the UI CPCRN Collaborating Center please contact Laura Seegmiller at laura-seegmiller@uiowa.edu