Cancer Action Coalition of VA Unveils 5-Year Cancer Plan - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Cancer Action Coalition of VA Unveils 5-Year Cancer Plan

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Experts say as many as 40,000 people could be diagnosed with cancer this year in Virginia. Thursday in Richmond, the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia set forth its five-year road map for fighting cancer in the commonwealth.

With a strong focus on prevention and early detection, the Virginia Cancer Plan advocates for lower tobacco use and increasing the number of HPV vaccinations administered to adolescents and young adults.

“The state plan really does provide this incredible road map that keeps everyone on the same page in understanding what the end game is for the patients we serve in our state,” said Christi Sheffield of the Virginia Cancer Network at the University of Virginia.

UVA is a leader in cancer research in Virginia.

Lawmakers are expected to set aside more than $4 million to continue that research in the upcoming state budget.

For more information on the five-year plan, click here.

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