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 California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan is a strategic plan to reduce the cancer burden in California.  It is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning health and social disciplines that have a role in affecting cancer control. All aspects of the cancer continuum including primary prevention, early detection and screening, treatment, quality of life, and end of life care are addressed, as well as cross cutting issues such as advocacy, eliminating disparities, research, and surveillance.

California's 2004 Plan has been revised with updated goals and measurable objectives to support continued cancer control efforts through 2015.  The revised Plan builds on the hard work and collaborations that have made comprehensive cancer control a success in California.

Click here to download California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2011-2015.



 Guiding Values of the 2011-2015 Plan

  1. Save more lives and improve quality of life
  2. Reduce disparities in cancer
  3. Ensure quality cancer research, education and interventions

Over the next five years, these values will guide implementation and evaluation efforts as California improves cancer care and control.  In order to improve cancer outcomes and minimize disparities, the 2011-2015 Plan was developed to address the following key areas:

  • Aspects of the cancer continuum
  • Equal access to culturally appropriate cancer information and care
  • Cancer surveillance and data collection across all population subgroups
  • Research and clinical trials
  • The relationship of social factors and the environment to cancer

A Brief History of California’s Cancer Control Plan
A Comprehensive Cancer Control Steering Committee was organized and on June 7, 2002, began the process to develop a draft cancer plan for California.  The distinguished committee included over 200 diverse representatives from academia, corporations, health care organizations, insurance groups, and institutions, consumer and advocacy groups, and others with an interest in cancer control. The Committee examined the science of cancer control from its practice, funding, and assets, to barriers and gaps in cancer control efforts. After this careful analysis, the Committee identified key strategies and tactics to overcome barriers and produce successful cancer control outcomes. This process resulted in California’s first cancer plan, Comprehensive Cancer Control in California, 2004.

Since the release of the 2004 Plan, many organizations and institutions statewide have collaborated to make progress toward achieving the Plan’s goals. To read about measurable progress, see California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Progress Report. This report, which was released on October 20, 2009 at our CDOC Stakeholder Conference, summarizes California’s progress toward achieving cancer-related goals outlined in the state’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

California's 2004 Plan
Click the following links to download an electronic version of California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2004:

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