Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia is a 501c3 dedicated to serving Virginians interested in cancer issues including prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship/palliative care, surveillance and equity and equality.
Coalition members include cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates as well as members of the state and local governments, community coalitions, non-profit organizations, universities, the cancer research community, and the health, medical and business communities.
Membership benefits include:
• Networking with others interested in cancer issues
• Sharing cancer resources
• Serving the community
• Learning about new programs, best practices, cutting edge issues, new policies
• Meeting and working with experts in the field
• Supporting legislative initiatives
• Raising awareness of cancer issues throughout the Commonwealth
• Having access to information and resources
• Making community connections
• Uniting to provide a larger voice for supporting change
CACV Board Nominations Sought by Jan. 23: Election for 5 CACV Board positions will be held electronically in February. Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, Jan. 23. Read more...
VDH Cancer Prevention and Control Specialist Position Open: The Division of Prevention and Health Promotion is seeking a Cancer Prevention and Control Specialist to provide technical and programmatic assistance to the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Every Woman’s Life Program. Read more...
CACV Membership Committee: A committee has been developed to promote and maintain ongoing engagement of CACV members. At least 3 more committee members are needed. Read more...
Join the 80% x 18 Taskforce:Let’s get Virginia and the nation to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% by 2018.
Open to anyone who is interested. Read more...
Colorectal Screening Activity Inventory: In an effort to identify partners, champions and resources, CACV’s 80% by 18 Taskforce is conducting a simple and quick survey of colorectal cancer screening efforts across Virginia. Read more...
First CACV Webinar Will Be Thursday: The CACV Treatment Team webinar on Personalized Medicine: Research IS Reality will be from 3 to 4:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 22. Read more...
Cancer in Virginia: Overview and Selected Statistics Updated: Cancer in Virginia: Overview and Selected Statistic has been updated to reflect current incidence, mortality and screening data available. Read more...
Free LLS Conference in March: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will have its third annual Health Care Professionals Conference March 27. Read more...
Day at the Capitol to Focus on Tobacco: The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and American Heart Association will host a joint Day at the Capitol in Richmond on Monday, Jan. 26. Read more...
Held September 11, 2014
|Jewel P. Wright, MPH
Videoconference sites: Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Newport News Authorized PowerPoint Presentations
CACV Action Team Annual Highlights 2013-2014
VDH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Program: Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake in the Commonwealth
Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH
State Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health
Mark H. Stoler, MD
University of Virginia
Practical Issues for Providers Regarding Discussion of HPV Vaccine
Alaina M. Brown, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville
Additional Resources: The American Cancer Society has several resources on HPV and cancer, including recommendations for HPV vaccine use. Print materials are also available in English and Spanish by calling 1-800-ACS-2345: What women should know about cervical cancer and HPV; Protecting our daughters; HPV and Cancer; and Cancer facts for women.