Welcome to the New York State Cancer Consortium!
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.
"Putting the Plan into Action"
Presentations from the "Putting the Plan into Action" statewide meeting are now available. Click here to view PowerPoint presentations.
Were you unable to make the meeting? You can now view the video of our keynote speakers Dr. Marcus Plescia's presentation on "Cancer Prevention and Control: The CDC Perspective" is available now. Sherry Tomasky's presentation on"New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace" will be available soon. View these presentations by clicking here.
The New York State Colleges Tobacco-Free Initiative (NYSCTFI)
The NYSCTFI is a statewide collaboration between the American Cancer Society, NYS Tobacco Free Community Partners, NYS Smokers Quitline, and the National Center for Tobacco Policy which works to encourage and support colleges to implement and effectively enforce 100% tobacco free campus policies. CTFI has coordinated a number of workshops across the state and has assisted numerous campuses to implement tobacco free policies. In 2011 and again in 2013, the American Cancer Society released a report call “Tobacco Free U” documenting the progress in the state towards tobacco free campus policies. In 2005, there were only two colleges known to be completely smokefree. CUNY implemented its 100% tobacco free policy on its 23 campuses in the Fall of 2012. The SUNY system initiated its tobacco free campus process on June 2012 when the Board of Trustees voted for a resolution to support making all SUNY campuses tobacco free. SUNY is now planning three conferences in late November to educate SUNY campus leadership about the critical process needed to prepare the campus and create a culture of compliance. To see the latest report, click on the link.
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Reducing the use of tobacco products is an important goal of cancer prevention and control efforts in New York and the 2012-2017 NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan identifies four measurable objectives for tobacco control that set targets for improvement by 2017. Two recently released reports from the NYS Department of Health provide some updates on tobacco control related data. We encourage you to share these two reports widely.
"How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality": The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has published its 11th report framed on evidence-based policy approaches. This report provides an outline of what states can do to reduce the cancer burden and provides a snapshot of how states are progressing on public health measures.
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers: The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center has designed a new e-learning series that features content on the role of clinical generalists and specialists in providing follow-up care to cancer survivors. Free continuing education credits are available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. New content will be added on a rolling basis.
Send your resources for listing (recent reports, list of area resources, etc.).
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Grant Opportunity: The NYS Department of Health is seeking applicants to implement community-based legal programs to provide direct, free or reduced fee legal assistance and support to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Applications will be accepted through November 20. Click on the link to view the RFA.
Prescription for Radon: A webcast is now available to provide detailed information on the health risks of radon, the prevalence of radon in New York State, and how to appropriately communicate the risk of lung cancer due to radon to their patients. This program available through the University at Albany School of Public Health offers CME and CECH.
Grant Opportunity: Patient Navigation in Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials- ENACCT is inviting cancer centers and community oncology practices already involving patient navigators in cancer treatment trials to participate in a 7-month pilot demonstration project. Three sites will be selected for participation- 2 in the U.S. and 1 in Canada. The goal is to demonstrate the impact of patient navigation on increasing cancer clinical trial participation. Click on the link for more information.
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