The 2012 Texas Cancer Plan is now available!
The State's plan for cancer research, prevention, and control has been revised and now includes:
- Sixteen specific goals
- Measureable objectives, baselines, and targets for change
- Strategic actions for implementation
- Research and Commercialization section
- Call to Action section – What Can YOU Do?
About the Plan
The Texas Cancer Plan (the Plan) aims to reduce the cancer burden across the state and improve the lives of Texans. As the statewide call to action for cancer research, prevention, and control, the Plan identifies the challenges and issues that affect our state and presents a set of goals, objectives, and strategies to help inform and guide communities in the fight against cancer. The intent of the Plan is to provide a coordinated, prioritized, and actionable framework that will help guide efforts to fight the human and economic burden of cancer in Texas. The Texas Cancer Plan is developed with input provided from organizations and institutions, community leaders, planners, coalition members, cancer survivors, and family and friends affected by cancer.
By state statute, CPRIT is charged with the responsibility of facilitating the development of the Plan and supporting its implementation. However, the overall outcome and success of the Plan will depend on the cooperation, collaboration and resources of the many stakeholders that cover our great state. CPRIT's strategic direction and funding opportunities will align with the Plan but will, by necessity, be a subset of the Plan.
The following resources have been made available electronically to help support promotion and implementation of the Texas Cancer Plan:
- 2012 Texas Cancer Plan: A Statewide Call to Action for Cancer Research, Prevention, and Control (PDF)
- 2012 Texas Cancer Plan Factsheet (PDF)
- 2012 Texas Cancer Plan PowerPoint Presentation (PPTX)
Individuals or groups with questions regarding the Texas Cancer Plan are invited to contact CPRIT's Prevention department.