About ARC NW

The Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest (ARC NW) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of the CDC's Prevention Research Center Program cooperative agreement (#U48-DP-001911). It includes cancer prevention and control researchers who are evaluating and responding to gaps in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (the Community Guide). ARC NW includes core and affiliate partners from research, healthcare, and community organizations.

ARC NW's members and affiliates come from many partner organizations including:

We emphasize effectiveness, dissemination, and implementation research in the areas of cancer screening, physical activity and other lifestyle behaviors, and vaccine-preventable malignancies. ARC NW also emphasizes collaborations with American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, and Hispanic communities.

The ARC NW is one of 10 national centers funded by the CDC and NCI as part of a national collaborative effort called the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. The other centers are: