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Community Engagement with the National Cancer Plan

The National Cancer Plan has received an outpouring of support from across the cancer community. Read below short statements of enthusiasm for the plan. Following the link for each group will take you to a page to learn more about their activities in support of the plan's goals.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

“I strongly agree with and support NCI’s position that ‘research is the backbone of the National Cancer Plan.’ Breakthroughs in cancer prevention, early detection, screening, diagnosis, and treatment are the result of decades of research and discoveries made by scientists in a wide array of disciplines.” – Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (hc), Chief Executive Officer

American Cancer Society (ACS)

“ACS is prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with the NCI in accelerating the National Cancer Plan, leveraging our resources and sharing knowledge to accelerate progress and move us closer to the goal of ending cancer as we know it.” – Karen Knudsen, M.B.A., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

“Our strategic plan aligns with the National Cancer Plan goals, and we are committed to President Biden’s vision of reducing cancer mortality by 50% over the next 25 years.” – Jeff Michalski, M.D., M.B.A., FASTRO, Chair of ASTRO Board of Directors

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

“This plan represents the exact kind of roadmap the nation needs. Decades of past federal research investment are already paying off with promising new methods of early detection and new treatments.” – Eric Winer, M.D., FASCO, President

“ASCO is proud to support the National Cancer Plan, which our organization believes is a roadmap to saving more lives in this country from cancer.” – Clifford Hudis, M.D., FACP, FASCO, Chief Executive Officer

Additional response from ASCO: Statement of support

Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

“In the National Cancer Plan, Dr. Bertagnolli rallied traditional stakeholders of the cancer community to reach beyond existing partnerships to work toward our mutual goals. Now is the time for AACI cancer centers to wield their collective influence to educate members of Congress and demonstrate the value of cancer research firsthand.” – Jennifer Pegher, M.A., Executive Director

Additional responses from AACI: Statement of supportCommentary

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Center of Excellence

“The National Cancer Plan represents a commitment to achieving a society where most cancers are prevented and where every person diagnosed with cancer lives a full and active life.” – Luckson Mathieu, M.D., Senior Clinical Reviewer, FDA Division of Oncology 2

Friends of Cancer Research

“This National Cancer Plan is a critical and actionable step towards improving patient outcomes.” – Ellen Sigal, Ph.D., Chair and Founder

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

“The National Cancer Plan emphasizes meaningful collaboration and knowledge sharing as cornerstones in the fight to end cancer as we know it.” – Robert Carlson, M.D., Chief Executive Officer

Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

“Every day, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) works to improve quality of life and outcomes for people with cancer and their families by implementing the goals outlined in the National Cancer Plan.” – Brenda Nevidjon, M.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Chief Executive Officer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

“The National Cancer Plan and our charters as NCI-Designated Cancer Centers challenge us to put our resources to work in new and creative ways to meet the particular needs of people in our communities. Roswell Park had an incredible opportunity to do just that through our Eddy program.” – Candace Johnson, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer

Learn about how Roswell Park science advances the priorities of the plan in the Innovation Engine series of articles.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

“The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins launched a new microsite dedicated to the National Cancer Plan. Connecting the plan’s goals with Kimmel research and patient care is a key feature of the site because we believe that NCI-Designated Cancer Centers like ours have an important role in the plan’s success.” – William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Director

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Learn about how the CU Cancer Center is helping in each of the eight goals in a series of articles posted April 28–August 4, 2023.

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