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The New York State Cancer Consortium (NYSCC) is a network of individuals and organizations that collaborate to address the cancer burden in New York State. The NYSCC and its members are guided by the strategic plan, the NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2012-2017, which outlines objectives and suggested strategies to reduce the burden of cancer in NYS. We hope you use this site to learn more about cancer in New York and to further your own organization's efforts to decrease the cancer burden for all New Yorkers. To learn more about the NYSCC and the benefits of membership in the NYSCC click here.

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The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Cancer Registry has recently released the 8th Annual Report: Skin Cancer in New York State, 2015.  In NYS, melanoma accounts for approximately 4% of cancer cases in men and 3% of cancer cases in women.  For young adults age 20 to 34 years, melanoma ranks among the top five cancers.  Over all ages, melanoma is the ninth most common type of cancer among men and women.

Along with information on the statewide data for melanoma incidence and mortality rates and counts, this report includes: general information on skin cancer and its risk factors, skin cancer prevention, legislative and program initiatives, and the frequency of inpatient and outpatient care for skin cancer patients in NY.

What are you or your organization doing to promote melanoma/skin cancer awareness and prevention?  Send information on programs/events/resources around melanoma/skin cancer awareness and prevention from your organization to 

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Recent Resources

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Social Media Toolkit:  Designed to help public health professionals establish a social media strategy built around Melanoma/.Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May.

Go With Your Own Glow: A series of anti-tanning ads by the Skin Cancer Foundation, developed to encourage women to love and protect their skin, whatever its natural hue.

Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus Initiative:  This initiative, sponsored by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, encourages US universities and colleges to promote skin cancer prevention policies and education on campus.  The site provides general information on skin smart campuses and melanoma along with resources for students, faculty, university staff and advocates.

Looking Good in 2016: The American Academy of Dermatologists has launched their Looking Good in 2016 campaign, encouraging everyone to make sure their skin looks good by protecting it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and checking it for signs of skin cancer.  A 60 second PSA is available at the site to encourage men to check their skin for signs of skin cancer.

Take a Stand, Don’t Tan:  The Melanoma Research Foundation has created an educational promotion to prevent indoor tanning.  This includes general information, posters and a pledge to be signed by those who will refrain from tanning.

National Cancer Survivors Day Social Media Toolkit: Provided by the GW Cancer Institute, this includes sample Tweets and Facebook posts, evidence-based practices for communicating with survivors, caregivers and health care providers. 

E-Cigs off Limits to Minors:  The FDA has issued new regulations banning e-cigarettes to people younger than 18 years.  The FDA has also banned covered tobacco products in vending machines unless they are in an adult-only facility, as well as the distribution of free samples.

Cigarette Smoking, New York State Adults, 2014: Brief report from the NYS Department of Health based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.  According to the report, an estimated 14.4% of NYS adults smoke cigarettes, representing a 20% decrease in the adult smoking rate between 2011 and 2014.

Tobacco Related Cancers in New York State: The NYS Department of Health and NYS Cancer Registry has released its most up to date tobacco related cancers report for the state.

AHRQ Lung Cancer Screening Tools for Patients and Clinicians:  AHRQ has created the tools available on the website to facilitate discussions between health care professionals and their patients about lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography.

CDC’s Trend Projection in New Cancer Cases and Deaths to 2020 Video:  A CDC epidemiologist, Dr. Hannah Weir, describes future trends in cancer incidence and death in order to provide data to policy makers and health planners to help plan for resources needed to screen, diagnose and health planners to help plan for resources needed to screen, diagnose, and treat future patients. The video lasts 5 minutes.

New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Dashboard: This interactive, web-based Dashboard will be used to monitor progress of cancer prevention and control efforts in NYS and to guide organizations working toward cancer prevention and control to areas most in need of intervention. The Dashboard provides information on twenty-four of the health promotion, cancer prevention and early detection indicators identified in the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2012-2017.

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Member Opportunities

Supportive Care Training Programs: Practical Approaches to Complex Problems:  2-3 day workshops are available in order “to transform the health care system by maximizing compassionate expertise one professional at a time.  Biopsychosocial Screening Workshop (September 20-October 1) in NYC and Building, Implementing and Evaluating Supportive Care Programs Workshop (November 4-6) in NYC both are open for applications.

NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Revision:  The NYSCC Steering Committee has begun to look at and plan for revision of the 2012-2017 NYS Comp. Cancer Plan.  There will be numerous opportunities for NYSCC members to take part, including reviewing current plan sections for updating and revising objectives.  Opportunities will be listed in the “Member Opportunities” section of the monthly BLAST emails.  Stay tuned!

NYSCC Member Program Directory: If your program is not listed, click on the link to provide information.

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Upcoming Events:
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