August is World Cancer Support Month!

Florida State Cancer Councils

State Cancer Councils

Meet the councils working together to protect Florida residents against cancer

The Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council

  • Founded in 1979
  • Consists of four committees, each working toward one specific goal
  • Advises the Florida governor, legislature, and surgeon general on reducing the cancer burden
  • Keeps track of statewide cancer trends and disparities
  • Educates about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment and improves access to related services
  • Writes position papers for cancer-related legislation and policy in Florida
  • Go to the council’s website for additional information

The Florida Biomedical Research Advisory Council

  • Made up of 11 members, four of whom are the governor’s appointees
  • Provides information and advice to the Florida surgeon general pertaining to the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program
  • Creates strategies for these initiatives
  • Offers opinions on which research proposals should receive funding

The South East American Indian Council

  • Created in 2011
  • Promotes cancer awareness to members of non-Federally recognized American Indian tribes, clans, and bands

The Florida Cancer Plan Council

  • Established in 2004
  • Made up of chairpersons from each of the six Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives and representatives from the American College of Surgeons, the American Cancer Society, the Florida Cancer Data System, cancer hospitals, other health organizations, educational institutions, and cancer survivors
  • Coordinates efforts across the state to reduce the cancer burden in cooperation with the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council
  • Provides support to the Florida Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives
  • Oversees execution of the Florida Cancer Plan

The Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives

  • Consists of six regional divisions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, East Central, Southwest, and Southeast
  • Made up of volunteer professionals who enact Florida Cancer Plan strategies in the counties they serve

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