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Ohio Partners for Cancer Control

Why Care about Cancer?

While many health systems, health care professionals, and researchers are working to reduce Ohio's cancer burden, there are not enough resources to fully address this important health issue. Improvements must be made in the coordination of information, personnel, resources, and efforts among those working to fight cancer in order to maximize their ability to prevent and control cancer.

What is Ohio Partners for Cancer Control?

Formed in 2000, Ohio Partners for Cancer Control is a statewide consortium dedicated to reducing the cancer burden in Ohio. This consortium is comprised of representatives of organizations who have cancer prevention and control as a focus of their mission. Organizations represented include hospitals, universities, cancer centers, health care professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, minority health coalitions, and community organizations. Ohio Partners for Cancer Control has as its mission "to make cancer history for all Ohioans." This group stresses a unified fight against cancer through collaboration and use of a comprehensive approach. Ohio Partners for Cancer Control will achieve far greater success than could be accomplished by individual organizations.

In 2000, the Ohio Partners for Cancer Control was formed to reduce the cancer burden in Ohio through a collaborative and comprehensive approach. The Ohio Cancer Plan: 2010 serves as a blueprint for the state's cancer prevention and control activities and to identify goals, objectives and strategies in the following priority areas:
  • Primary Prevention
  • Early Detection
  • Treatment and Care
  • Research and Clinical Trials
  • Palliation and Quality of Life
  • Survivorship
  • Data and Surveillance
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