Practice Tools

Use these tools to understand, plan for, and implement evidence-based practices, programs, and interventions into routine health care and public health settings.

Implementation Science at a Glance

Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Designed specifically for cancer control practitioners, Implementation Science at a Glance provides a succinct overview of the rapidly evolving field.

This 30-page workbook was written by members of the NCI implementation Science team and reviewed by nearly 100 public health practitioners and implementation science researchers.

Through summaries of key theories, methods, and models, the guide shows how greater use of implementation science can support the effective adoption of evidence-based interventions.

Case studies illustrate how practitioners are successfully applying implementation science in their cancer control programs.


The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. website provides cancer control planners, program staff and researchers with access to web-based resources that can help them to:

  • Search the cancer and/or risk factor burden within a given state or county
  • Increase collaboration between researchers, planners, and policymakers
  • Understand current research findings and scientific recommendations
  • Inform research and policy
  • Download evidence-based programs and products
  • Find guidelines to evaluate and translate research into practice
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Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Newsletter

The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter, which is available to subscribers, provides bimonthly updates on cancer control resources, upcoming events, and more.

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Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

The RTIPs website is a searchable database of cancer control interventions and related program materials. The site is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to research-tested materials. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, RTIPs provide a review of programs available for use in a community or clinical setting. Currently, there are over 200 programs available on the RTIPs website across a range of health topics (e.g., tobacco control, HPV vaccination, cancer screening, survivorship/supportive care), delivery settings (e.g., community- and faith-based organizations, schools, clinical settings), and target populations (e.g., adolescents, adults, blacks, Hispanics or Latinos, Asians, whites).

Cancer Trends Progress Report

The Cancer Trends Progress Report, first issued in 2001, summarizes our nation's advances against cancer in relation to Healthy People targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Cancer Trends Progress Report is designed to help the nation review past efforts and plan future ones. The public can use the report to better understand the nature and results of strategies to fight cancer. Researchers, clinicians, and public health providers can focus on the gaps and opportunities identified in the report, paving the way for future progress against cancer. Policymakers can use the report to evaluate our progress relative to our investment in cancer research discovery, program development, and service delivery.