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Indiana Cancer Consortium announces Cancer Control Week & Cancer Control Plan 2010-2014

  

INDIANAPOLIS -- (Jan. 25, 2010) -- The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) kicked off Indiana Cancer Control Week and officially launched the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2010-2014 today at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

Cancer is the second leading cause of adult death in Indiana, with approximately 12,688 Hoosiers dying each year. Approximately 2.6 million Hoosiers will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.

Developed by the ICC, the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2010-2014 is a comprehensive blueprint for the actions that will guide cancer control efforts and promote collaborations between organizations and the citizens of Indiana. The Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2010-2014 consists of six focus areas: primary prevention, early detection, treatment, quality of life, data, and advocacy.

The ICC is a statewide network of 83 member organizations and more than 400 individuals whose mission is to reduce the cancer burden in Indiana through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive plan that address cancers across the continuum from prevention through palliation.

The late Stephen Williams, MD, founding director of the IU Simon Cancer Center, was instrumental in the establishment of the ICC. He worked with the American Cancer Society and Indiana State Department of Health in forging the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2005-2008 to ensure Indiana received federal funding for comprehensive cancer control. Under his leadership, the ICC grew from a few organizations interested in cancer control to a statewide partnership of 79 member organizations. 

To download a copy of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2010-2014 and to learn more about the ICC, visit www.indianacancer.org.