About CCN II

The Carolina Community Network Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN II) is a regional cancer network developed to reduce prostate, breast and colorectal cancer disparities among adult African Americans in North Carolina. Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill within the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CCN II includes three programs and a host of established community partners in the central and eastern regions of the state. Our programs and partners work together to increase the success of cancer prevention and treatment activities, increase the number of community members actively involved in clinical trials and other forms of research, and strengthen the community's knowledge of cancer across the cancer care continuum. CCN II combines the strengths of the community with resources and research expertise at UNC to reduce cancer disparities through education, research and training. CCN II serves 13 counties within the Central and Eastern regions of North Carolina.

Network Structure

CCN II provides a programmatic research infrastructure which consists of the following three programs including an Administrative Core:

  • Community Outreach Program
  • Research Program
  • Training Program

CCN II is supported by researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention with specialized expertise in the areas of cancer education & outreach, evidence-based interventions, community-based participatory research, minority recruitment, and health policy and dissemination.

CCN II serves 13 counties within the Central and Eastern regions of North Carolina. We are one of 23 Community Network Program Centers (CNPC) funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. The administrative home and headquarters for CCN II is Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the 40 National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and the only public comprehensive center for the state and people of North Carolina.