Virginia Cancer Plan

2023-2027 Cancer Plan

The 2023-2027 Virginia Cancer Plan (VCP) provides a roadmap to help Virginia residents address the burden of cancer. The plan provides data, guidance, information, and links to resources for all Virginians. The goals of the plan can be addressed throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and require the engagement and collaboration of individuals and organizations involved in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and post treatment care for Virginia residents.

The plan is based on an evaluation of cancer incidence, mortality, and burden in Virginia including the disparate impact cancer has on Virginia’s low-income, uninsured, and minority populations.

This plan is for all Virginians: residents, patients, survivors, caregivers; staff of public health agencies, community organizations, health care systems and professional organizations; and health insurers, educators, researchers, and employers. Everyone can use it to continue battling cancer in Virginia. Together we can make a difference.

The Virginia Cancer Plan includes goals, objectives, and strategies in five (5) key areas:

PREVENTION: Encouraging Virginians to adopt healthy behaviors and avoid unhealthy environments.

EARLY DETECTION: Promoting the benefits of screening tests to ensure early diagnosis.

DIAGNOSIS AND CANCER DIRECTED THERAPY: Reducing the barriers to care, promoting evidence-based practices and encouraging participation in clinical trials.

SURVIVORSHIP AND PALLIATIVE CARE: Ensuring resources to optimize quality of life for cancer survivors and their families.

PEDIATRIC, ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT (AYA) CANCERS: Improving access to care for pediatric and AYA patients, improving long-term follow-up care, improving support systems, and increasing awareness of palliative strategies for pediatric and AYA patients.

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Virginia Cancer Plan At A Glance

A quick overview of the 2023-2027 Virginia Cancer Plan. Download the overview.

Virginia Cancer Plan Stakeholder Toolkit

Use this toolkit to share the Virginia Cancer Plan with your community. The toolkit provides social media posts and graphics, content for newsletters and email communications, key information and statistics, and more. Download the toolkit.

Cancer Plan Outcomes & Evaluation

Progress toward meeting the targets for outcome objectives under each goal of the Virginia Cancer Plan will be reviewed annually. 

View the 2020-2021 Virginia Cancer Plan Progress Report

Governor’s Report

By order of House Joint Resolution No. 57 of the Virginia General Assembly, the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia is required to annually submit an update on activities and accomplishments to addressing cancer in the Commonwealth.

View the 2022 Report to the Governor