National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Workshops, Conferences, and Materials
2010 Workshop: Innovation in the War on Cancer
The National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Community, in partnership with Canyon Ranch Institute, the American Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Support Community, C-Change, LIVESTRONG, and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), hosted the 2010 Workshop: Innovation in the War on Cancer on March 15, 2010, at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. The goal of the Workshop was to engage stakeholders from all sectors of society to address the continuum of cancer prevention and survivorship as a national priority.
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2008 National Call to Action Workshop
A diverse assembly of key leaders in public health, science, government, business, health care, and other relevant fields came together at the NCTA Workshop on April 24, 2008 in Washington, D.C. to continue discussions on how to bring together the best available science in a way that emphasizes prevention and survivorship in relation to the cancer continuum. Workshop attendees participated in three panels, including Cancer: A Public Health Crisis; Defining a Public Health Approach toward Cancer Prevention and Survivorship; and Empowering All People to Take Action. The shared information from the Workshop was used to develop public health strategies that were incorporated into the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship.
2008 National Call to Action Pre-Workshops
The National Call to Action followed the format of previous Surgeon General's Calls to Action, bringing together people from all sectors of society through two pre-workshops to develop potential goals and strategies needed to transform the national culture in order to make cancer prevention and survivorship a national priority (in preparation for the workshop mentioned above….) The primary focus of Pre-Workshop #1 on March 20, 2008, was to review potential key topics, identify potential stakeholders, and create a framework for the NCTA. The purpose of Pre-Workshop #2 on March 31, 2008, was to continue discussions about the NCTA structure and to begin outlining goals that will translate the best science available into a roadmap for action with focal points emphasizing cancer prevention and survivorship.
Workshop Background Materials
The pre-workshop participants reviewed recent Office of the Surgeon General calls to action as potential structure models for the NCTA, and also identified three specific documents that were viewed as potential “foundation” or source documents for the NCTA:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), A National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship: Advancing Public Health Strategies, April 2004.
Report (IOM), Fulfilling the Potential for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, 2003. Susan J. Curry, Tim Byers, and Maria Hewitt, Editors, National Research Council. Instituteof Medicine
- President's Cancer Panel (PCP), 2006-2007 Annual Report, Promoting Health Lifestyles: Policy, Program, and Personal Recommendations for Reducing Cancer Risk, August 2007.