The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC), Arkansas’ statewide comprehensive cancer control partnership, is composed of doctors, hospitals, governmental agencies, public health services, community health groups and survivors united around a common goal: to reduce the number of cancer-related deaths in Arkansas. The Arkansas Cancer Plan: A Framework for Action (ACP) outlines broad goals that could significantly reduce the burden of cancer among all Arkansans. Through the Arkansas Cancer Plan, ACC addresses prevention, screening and detection, access to treatment, disparities, clinical trials, work force development, survivorship, palliative care, profes¬sional education and surveillance and reporting.
Arkansas Cancer Plan
Cancer is a devastating disease – in fact it is a group of 100 different diseases. The most common cancers in Arkansas are lung, prostate, breast, colorectal, and skin. One in every two men and one in every three women in Arkansas will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The impact on cancer patients, on their families, and on their communities is immeasurable. The economic, psychological and social costs are staggering.
Recognizing the need to dramatically impact the cancer burden, the Arkansas Cancer Coalition has updated the Arkansas Cancer Plan. The new plan reflects emerging needs, new issues in cancer prevention, detection and care, and an enhanced understanding of the process. This understanding has been gained from years of experience working with stakeholder organizations in the state.
The goal of the Arkansas Cancer Plan is to coordinate and advance specific, proven cancer control strategies across the state by putting into practice, goals and objectives in the following areas:
- Screening and Detection
- Cancer Disparities
- Clinical Trials
- Healthcare Workforce Development
- Palliative Care
- Professional Education
- Surveillance and Reporting
Click here to download a pdf of the Arkansas Cancer Plan.