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Welcome to CACV Online!

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


News In Brief

Mark Your Calendars for March 12 CACV Meeting: The next CACV Quarterly meeting: Screening to Survivorship will begin at 9:30 am Thursday, March 12. Read more...

CACV Webinar about Colorectal Screening: CACV will host Saving Lives: Achieving 80% Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate by 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm March 20. Read more...

SAVE THE DATE—CACV Conference October 15-16, 2015: Mark your calendars for the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia’s Conference, New Frontiers for Cancer Care: Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, and Survivorship & Palliative Care! Read more...

Tobacco Control Tools in Webinar: C-Change and Legacy will present #FinishIt: Media Resources & Tools to Help Coalitions End Tobacco Use Thursday, March 5. Read more...

Program on Cancer Research in Danville: There are thousands of research studies currently being undertaken on a wide variety of topics. What Does Research Really Mean: How could it affect you will be presented from 11:30 am to 1 pm March 10. Read more...

Virginia CHWs Topic for Webinar: The Institute for Public Health Innovation will host Community Health Workers: A Healthy Investment for Virginia from 10 to 11:30 am Thursday, March 5. Read more...


Webinar on Personalized Medicine

Thank you to all who were able to participate in CACV’s first webinar, which addressed personalized medicine. For those of you who were unable to attend, the link to the archived webinar is: http://www.anymeeting.com/virginiadpcp/E152DA88834F
PDFs of the webinar slides:
Welcome and Brief Overview - Personalized Medicine Research IS Reality
Approaching Personalized Oncology as a Clinician and Researcher
How Personalized Medicine is Changing the Biopharmaceutical Marketplace

Speakers all agreed to answer subsequent questions by email. Their addresses are:

Marc Chioda, MD, Pfizer

Andrew Poklepovic, MD, VCU, Massey Cancer Center

Stephanie Haney, patient advocate


CACV Quarterly Meeting

Held September 11, 2014


Program Committee:

Riguey King


Geri Stahl
Jewel P. Wright, MPH 
Fredda Bryan



Agenda Attached
Videoconference sites: Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Newport News Authorized PowerPoint Presentations


CACV Action Team Annual Highlights 2013-2014
Jewel Wright
VDH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program


Program: Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake in the Commonwealth

HPV Vaccine: Challenges and public health strategies for improvement

Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH
State Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health


Your Child and The HPV Vaccine: We have answers for your questions!

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.