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1 2012 – 2017 New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan A Strategic Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control in NYS

2 Mission The mission of the New York State Cancer Consortium is to reduce the human and economic burden of cancer in New York State. Vision People concerned about cancer will work collaboratively to implement the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, while respecting and embracing the cultural, demographic and geographic diversity within New York State.

3 NEW YORK STATE CANCER CONSORTIUM NEW YORK STATE CANCER CONSORTIUM  Statewide network of individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the cancer burden in NYS  Officially formed in 2003 from group that convened to write 1 st NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan  Currently, over 250 members representing over 100 organizations in 38 NYS counties NEW YORK STATE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CONTROL PLAN  1 st version covered  Revised over an 18-month period by the Consortium  Six priority areas for action: Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention Early Detection Treatment Survivorship Palliative Care Health Care Workforce

4  More than 95 New Yorkers die each day from cancer which results in over 35,300 deaths annually  Approximately 103,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed among residents of NYS each year Source: NYS Cancer Registry,

5 Cause of death Total deaths Average years of potential life lost* Total years of potential life lost* Heart disease44, ,344 All cancers35, ,126 Chronic lower respiratory disease 6, ,415 Stroke6, ,322 Accidents4, ,392 Total deaths (all causes)144, ,498 *Based on deaths that occurred prior to age 65 Source for leading causes of death rank and total deaths: NYS DOH Vital Statistics, 2010 Tables, Table 34a Source for total years of potential life lost: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) 2009 [cited 2012 April 3]. Available from URL:

6 Sources: New York State Vital Statistics 2009 Tables, Table 34a - Death from Five Leading Causes of Death by Age and Race / Ethnicity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), 2009.

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8 Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer Lung cancer accounts for over 26% of all cancer deaths in NYS

9 Source: NYS BRFSS, March 1, 2000 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $1.11/pack March 1, 2000 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $1.11/pack July 1, 2010 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $4.35/pack July 1, 2010 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $4.35/pack April 3, 2002 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $1.50/pack April 3, 2002 NYS cigarette excise tax increased to $1.50/pack July 24, 2003 Clean Indoor Air Act Amended July 24, 2003 Clean Indoor Air Act Amended

10 Obesity among Adults Age 18 and Over, NYS and US*, Several major cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, kidney and esophageal, are associated with overweight and obesity. Adopting a physically active lifestyle, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent cancer and improve cancer mortality rates Source: NYS BRFSS and CDC BRFSS. *US data is the median% from the 50 States, DC, and Territories

11 Screenings for cervical and colorectal cancers can detect growths before they become cancerous Screening tests can help find cancer at early stages when treatment is more effective

12 Source: NYS BRFSS, 2010

13 Barriers to treatment include lack of or inadequate health insurance coverage or limited availability of specialists or treatment centers, especially in rural areas of New York

14 The number of cancer survivors continues to rise and there are nearly 1 million survivors alive today in NYS Cancer survivors may face challenges during and after treatment, including those related to their physical and emotional health, as well as those related to legal and financial matters

15 Palliative care encompasses support from diagnosis throughout the course of illness, including pain control and symptom management With a focus on pain control and symptom management palliative care is a vital service available to cancer patients to improve quality of life

16  Cancer care involves a broad category of healthcare professionals that includes specialties across the cancer continuum—from prevention and screening/diagnosis, to treatment, survivorship and palliative care  Access to an adequate healthcare workforce is necessary to prevent and control cancer in NYS

17 Prevent cancer by encouraging healthy behaviors and fostering communities that support and reinforce healthy lifestyles. Increase early detection of cancer by raising awareness of and access to evidence-based cancer screenings. Increase access to quality cancer treatment. Improve the integration of palliative care in cancer treatment and care. Improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. Sustain an adequate health care workforce to meet the need for all cancer services.

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