Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce the burden from cancer in Louisiana. To accomplish this, the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs (LCP) focus on eliminating and reducing cancer-related inequalities and health disparities by providing a comprehensive, integrated and coordinated approach to the continuum of cancer service delivery.


LCP, formerly known as the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, began in 2002 when it received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for statewide cancer control planning and breast and cervical cancer early detection programs. LCP is currently part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program administered by the CDC. With additional support from program funders and partners such as American Cancer Society, Komen for the Cure, Avon Foundation, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, and the State of Louisiana, it has grown to include professional education, public education, patient navigation and other initiatives.