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
Jewel Wright Leaving CCC Program: Jewel Wright has announced that she will leave her position as Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Coordinator as of Nov. 5. Read more...
Upcoming CACV Team Calls: Treatment, Nov. 5, Early Detection, Oct. 29. The December meeting is in-person on Thursday, Dec. 11. Read more...
Join the 80% x 18 Taskforce: To help improve colorectal cancer screening rates in Virginia and the nation to 80% by 2018. Read more...
LINC Seminars on ACA: The Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) is offering free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Seminars open to the public with presenters from Enroll Virginia and the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. Read more...
LLS Back to School Conference Nov. 7: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting its Annual Back to School Conference – Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer on Nov. 7 in Chevy Chase, MD. Read more...
Throw Paint at Cancer Oct. 28 in Danville: An open House to kick off Throw Paint at Cancer will be Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History's Swanson Studios. Read more...
Survivorship Conference in Richmond Nov. 1: The Survivorship Journey: Embracing Your New Normal, Nov. 1, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 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.