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At the heart of the National Cancer Plan is the idea that everyone has a role in ending cancer as we know it.

No single group or person can do this alone. To succeed, individuals, advocates, researchers, health care providers, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits must work together to share knowledge, solve problems, remove barriers, and bring about meaningful change.

Here's how you can contribute to progress against cancer

Use the engagement calendar

Look through the engagement calendar and use it as a guide for timing your communications and outreach activities, such as social media, blogs, and newsletters. By focusing on the calendar’s broad themes, we can create more synergy and discussion across the cancer community.

Use the digital toolkit

Get inspiration from sample social media posts and graphics that align with the engagement calendar. Tailor these assets to tell your story, for your audiences.  

Stay informed

Subscribe to the monthly National Cancer Plan Updates newsletter to learn about the plan's progress, news, and activities from around the community.

Learn more

Check in to see what the cancer community is doing to end cancer as we know it. If you would like to see your organization featured here, contact us at

Read up

Access the full National Cancer Plan. You can also read the President’s Cancer Panel Initial Assessment of the National Cancer Plan: A Report to the President of the United States and a commentary by NCI Director W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., on “Using the National Cancer Plan to drive innovation in cancer research” in Cancer Discovery.

Keep us posted

The President's Cancer Panel is collecting information from the community that shows how people and organizations are supporting the plan. Share your ideas and what you're doing to help move the plan's goals forward by emailing

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