by ACCC Communications
“We can. I can.” This is the campaign slogan of World Cancer Day, an international campaign focused on increasing cancer awareness on the national, organizational, and individual level.
This February 4, 2017, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) stands shoulder to shoulder with cancer care providers, patients, and families across the globe in recognition of World Cancer Day. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, each year more than 8 million people die of cancer worldwide. By the year 2025, this number is projected to increase to more than 11 million.
With the approach of World Cancer Day, ACCC salutes its members in cancer programs and practices across the country who are embodying the “We can. I can.” call to action every day, not only in caring for patients with cancer, but engaging their communities through outreach, education, and screening events throughout the whole year. Here are just a few recent examples of ACCC member initiatives:
- Health Info on the Go—Outreach at the Farmer’s Market
Christiana Care Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
- Implementation of a Health Disparities & Equity Program at the Duke Cancer Institute
- Stop Cancer Before it Starts—a focus on youth cancer prevention education
St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute
- HPV Vaccination—Engaging Community Partners for Success
The Outer Banks Hospital, The Outer Banks Cancer Center
- Bridging the Gap—Early Detection of Cancer for the Medically Underserved
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
- A Model Rural Chemotherapy Program
Avera Cancer Institute
- Mobile Health Outreach
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Klabzuba Cancer Center
ACCC acknowledges all of its members for their “we can” spirit that connects cancer programs and practices across the country in peer-to-peer learning—sharing knowledge, experiences, and solutions—to the benefit of the patients and the communities they serve.