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    Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
    Chronic Disease Prevention Branch MC 1945
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    Phone: (512) 776-3488
    Fax: (512) 776-7254


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Texas Cancer Control Toolkit

The Texas Cancer Control Toolkit helps your community organize to heighten awareness of cancer issues, save lives and, ultimately, decrease the burden of cancer.

 

Cancer Plate

NOW AVAILABLE: a vehicle license plate that helps cancer patients! Click here to go to the Texans Conquer Cancer web site for information on how to order. (The price is $30: $25 goes to a TCC-administered fund for patient support services; $5 to TxDoT for actual production costs.)

Comprehensive cancer control is a collaborative process through which a community pools resoureces to reduce the burden of cancer that results in:

  •  Risk reduction
  •  Early detection
  •  Better treatment
  •  Enhanced 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, integeration and implementation of cancer activities in the state as identified in the the Texas Cancer Plan (Plan)
  • Increase the use of the Plan
  • Develop a data-driven process for prioritizing the Plan
  • Enhance implementation of the Plan at the local level through a networks of cancer stakeholders at the community level

The program reaches its goals through the following components:

Texas Cancer Plan Implementation Projects throughout Texas

Tobacco Cessation

  • Health Service Region 9/10 (El Paso)
  • Health Service Region 11 (Harlingen)

This project falls under the Texas Cancer Plan Goal: Primary Prevention & Risk Reduction: Prevent or reduce the risk of developing cancer by promoting changes in behavior, evidence-based practices and environmental approaches, or other systems

Breast Cancer Screening

  • Health Service Region 4/5N (Tyler)

This project falls under Texas Cancer Plan Goal: Screening & Early Detection: Increase risk-appropriate and timely screening services to detect pre-cancerous changes or cancers as early as possible, when treatment is more likely to be successful

Survivorship Navigation

  • Health Service Region 8 (Del Rio) & Statewide

This project falls under Texas Cancer Plan Goal: Quality of Life & Survivorship: Improve the health and well-being of cancer survivors, from the point of diagnosis throughout treatment and beyond

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)

 


 

TCCCP Program Staff:

Jill Maughan, MEd
Program Coordinator
Phone:
512-776-3488
Fax: 512-776-7254
Email

Address:
Chronic Disease Branch MC 1945
Texas Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

 

Last updated November 14, 2013