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
RSVP for Quarterly Meeting Thursday, Dec. 11, in Richmond: CACV and the Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia meet jointly beginning at 9:30 am Thursday, Dec. 11. Read more...
Upcoming CACV Team Calls: Early Detection, Nov. 19. The December meeting is in-person on Thursday, Dec. 11. 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...
Please Distribute Information about CACV Webinar in January: The CACV Treatment webinar on Personalized Medicine: Research IS Reality will be Thursday, Jan. 22. How Personalized Medicine is Changing the Biopharmaceutical Marketplace, Approaching Personalized Oncology as a Clinician and Researcher, My Experience with Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer. Read more...
Danville Walking Group for Cancer Survivors: Step by Step is an ongoing peer-to-peer Walking Club for those touched by cancer in Danville. 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.