If MCC member organizations and key partner organizations commit to implementing various cancer control strategies across the cancer care continuum, then collective efforts will undoubtedly make a significant impact on cancer morbidity and mortality at a much faster rate.
A summary of the cancer control continuum, adapted in the graphic below, was provided several years ago by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a simplified framework on which to view plans, progress, and priorities. More recently, NCI outlined in more detail opportunities to optimize cancer control on multiple levels of the cancer care continuum, taking into account the interactions between types and processes of care, population, and patient outcomes.
In an effort to assist member organizations with identifying opportunities for implementation most appropriate for them, we have identified broad and cross-cutting areas of intervention and indexed them according to MCC member organizational category. To see what your organization can do in the fight against cancer, please click on the link below that most closely represents your type of organization.
Please note: The hyperlinks that appear in the documents will take you to related evidence-based strategies/interventions intended to support your organization’s cancer prevention and control initiatives.
For more detailed recommendations and specific evidence-based strategies, please refer to the full Strategic Plan at Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for Michigan, 2009–2015. General areas of implementation were chosen to be aligned with the 2011 National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Priorities.
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About the photograph: The image of the joined hands shown on the home page of our site and also on this page is the work of photographer Rhoda Baer and is used with the permission of the National Cancer Institute.