New York State Cancer Consortium
The New York State Cancer Consortium (NYSCC) is a network of individuals and organizations—including the New York Health Plan Association—that collaborate to address the cancer burden in New York State. The NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2012-2017, which outlines objectives and suggested strategies to reduce the burden of cancer in NYS, serves as a guide for the NYSCC and its members.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New York State. Nearly 35,000 New Yorkers die each year from cancer and more than 100,000 cases newly diagnosed each year. Through the NYSCC, government, health care providers, advocacy groups and other stakeholders collaborate to address the burden of cancer across the continuum of cancer care, from prevention and early detection to treatment and quality of life issues.
In august, the NYSCC launched the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Dashboard, and interactive, web-based tool that helps monitor progress of cancer prevention and control efforts on 24 health promotion, cancer prevention and early detection indicators in NYS. The dashboard is also guides organizations working toward cancer prevention and control to areas most in need of intervention.