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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.
New NYSCC Webinar Series! Click here to find out more.
The NYSCC has launched the 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.
Help us to promote the Dashboard. Click here to view suggested web blurbs, Facebook posts and tweets.
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National Colorectal Cancer Round Table's 80% by 2018: The NYSCC has set a goal of 71.4% of eligible New Yorkers being screened for colorectal cancer by 2017 (69.2%, BRFSS, 2012). As an extended goal, the NYSCC has signed onto 80% by 2018. Click on the link to find out more about this initiative and to be connected to tools and resources that can help reach this goal. As a NYSCC member, we encourage your organization to sign onto this initiative. Let us know if you sign up, what you're doing to address colorectal cancer screening and what your future plans are to reach this goal!
Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014: The American Lung Association has issued this report, showing requirements from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding tobacco cessation coverage, federal actions to promote tobacco cessation and state specific trends.
ASCO 2014: Metastic Breast Cancer: Dr. Don Dizon presented news from the American Society of Clinical Oncology that relates to men and women living with metastic breast cancer, from treatment to targeted therapies and more. The recording of the webinar and slideshow presentation are now available online by clicking on the link.
Why Should I Join a Clinical Trial: Dr. Dawn Hershman’s presentation on the importance of joining clinical trials is now available by clicking the link.
Screening Amenable Cancers in New York State: The New York State Cancer Registry has issued this report to describe patterns and trends in the incidence and mortality of screening-detectable cancers within New York State (NYS) using data from the New York State Cancer Registry (NYSCR), the United States census, and national health surveys. To view this report, showing incidence and mortality across the state (and different ethnic groups) for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer, click the link provided.
Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators: Progress Update: Healthy People 2020 provides a set of 10-year, national goals and objectives to improve the health of all Americans. The US Department of Health and Human Services has released a short update. Click on the link to view.
Send your resources for listing (recent reports, list of area resources, etc.).
To view the archived "Recent Resources", click here.
Steering Committee Search for New Members: Each year, an adhoc Steering Committee Nomination Committee is created to find and present qualified candidates for nomination to the NYSCC Steering Committee. If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, or if you know someone who would be a great fit, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your resume or CV. To view the responsibilities of the NYSCC Steering Committee members, click here. Those interested will be contacted by the NYSCC Nomination Committee.
NYSCC Website Review: You are invited to review the NYSCC website and identify ways to make it more user friendly, to determine what information is missing and to determine if there is information included that is not needed. Please send any comments to email@example.com. Within the upcoming months an adhoc Website Review Committee will be created to review all comments and determine action. A call for volunteers will be sent to all NYSCC members for this committee.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize Call for Applications: The RWJF will be awarding up to 10 communities a $25,000 cash prize and will celebrate and broadly share their success stories to inspire locally-driven change across the nation. The prize is awarded to honor communities that are working to build a Culture of Health and are committed to providing access to quality care, to addressing barriers to better health by transforming neighborhoods, schools and businesses. All applications must be in by September 17th at 3pm. To see more, click the link.
NYSCC Member Program Directory: If your program is not listed, click on the link to provide information. The next edition of the Directory is due out January 2015.
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