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The Washington State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (PDF) is only the beginning of a journey leading to a lower burden of cancer. As science and practical experience grow, new challenges, innovative tools, and more effective strategies will emerge based on the needs of Washington’s residents.This plan is intended to be a resource for use by partner organizations, communities, and individuals to create, implement and sustain activities aimed at improving health and reducing the burden of cancer.

Cancer affects every one of us: our friends, family members, co-workers, and communities. It will take all of us working together to reduce the negative impact cancer has on our lives. It is through this collaborative effort that we have a blueprint for action for the next five years.

Finally, this plan is an invitation for you to become involved in implementing strategies for comprehensive cancer control. The hardest work lies ahead – uniting our state’s talent, skills and resources to implement this plan. The Partnership invites you to take action by volunteering to assist with a cancer awareness activity, serving on a committee or coalition aimed at improving health in your community, or supporting community or statewide activities focused on cancer control. All Washingtonians have a role in the fight against cancer. Working together, we can transform the vision of a cancer-free Washington into a reality.