Lung Cancer Treatment Information
The Texas Cancer Control Toolkit helps your community organize to heighten awareness of cancer issues, save lives and, ultimately, decrease the burden of cancer.
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Comprehensive cancer control is a collaborative process through which a community pools resources to reduce the burden of cancer that results in:
- Risk reduction
- Early detection
- Better treatment
- Enchanced survivorship.
The Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (TCCCP) receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement comprehensive cancer control in Texas.
The goals of the program are to:
- Increase the coordination, integration and implementation of cancer activities in the state as identified in the Texas Cancer Plan (Plan);
- Increase the use of the Plan;
- Develop a data-driven process for prioritizing the Plan; and
- Enhance implementation of the Plan at the local level through networks of cancer stakeholders at the community level.
The program reaches its goals through the following components:
Cancer Alliance of Texas (CAT)
This statewide coalition engages organizations, agencies, Institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Plan (www.cancerallianceoftexas.org).
- Chair Deborah Vollmer Dahlke (Texas Life Science Foundation)
- Chair-Elect Karen Torges (Texas Pain Advocacy & Information Network)
Regional Cancer Control Stakeholders
The TCCCP provides ongoing technical support to the regional cancer coalitions in Wichita Falls, Tyler, Amarillo and Del Rio.
- Cancer Coalition of North Texas, Chair Kathy Marshall, LVN, BSEd
- Smith County Comprehensive Cancer Coalition, Chair Gretchen Stryker, RD, MPH (DSHS)
- Texas Panhandle Advocates for Cancer Control, Chair Terri Prescott (American Cancer Society)
- Val Verde-Kinney Cancer Task Force, Chair Christina Nass-Spivey (Texas Agrilife Extension Service)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Projects
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the TCCCP oversees prostate cancer awareness projects in Amarillo, Tyler, and Wichita Falls.
- Texas Panhandle Family Planning & Health Centers, Coordinators: Skye Edgett and Melissa Wood
- University of Texas at Tyler, Coordinators: William Sorensen, PhD, and Terrence Ates
- North Central Texas Community Healthcare Center, Coordinator: Kathy Marshall, LVN, BSEd
Ovarian Cancer Professional Education Project
With CDC funding, we contract with the Nurse Oncology Education Program and the Physician Oncology Education Program to develop materials to enhance health care professionals’ knowledge, skills and practices about ovarian cancer early detection, treatment and survivorship.
- Coordinator: Kristin Hamlett (Nurse Oncology Education Program
- Coordinator: Stephanie Staggs, MHA (Physician Oncology Education Program)
TCCCP works with a professional evaluator to assess the effectiveness of their activities.
TCCCP Program Staff:
Jill Maughan, MEd
Lynda Taylor, MSW
Carleigh Wilson, MPH
Chronic Disease Branch MC 1945
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347