The comprehensive approach to cancer control is an emerging strategy that seeks to ensure that all of our state's cancer fighting organizations - from state government programs to non-profit organizations - are working together to fight cancer in every community on all fronts, from prevention and early detection to treatment, quality of life and end-of-life care. We are the largest staffing agency in West Virginia of qualified healthcare employees and can help you attain some of the most prestigious healthcare jobs in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program works to increase coordination and cooperation between cancer control organizations and programs throughout the state. By joining forces our goal is to increase access to cancer information and resources while promoting awareness and education. As one of the leading recuiting agencies in the area we have the network and connections to help you find a rewarding career.

The West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program was awarded funds by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a five year cooperative agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

West Virginia's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is one of 65 states, tribes, and territories funded for comprehensive cancer control activities. With these funds, the Program funds the operation and facilitation of a statewide cancer coalition, Mountains of Hope, as well as colorectal, ovarian, and prostate cancer initiatives.

The Quick Reference Guide is a shorter version of the West Virginia Cancer Plan.  The QRG includes the challenges, goals, and objectives from each of the Plan's main sections; Prevention, Early Detection, and Quality of LIfe.


Cancer Facts

  • One of every four U.S. deaths is due to cancer.
  • Each year 1993 through 2003, over 9,000 West Virginians were diagnosed with cancer.
  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in West Virginia, second only to heart disease and results in greatest number of years of potential life lost.
  • The leading causes of cancer-related mortality for women are lung, breast and colorectal. For men, they are lung, prostate and colorectal.
  • If current trends continue, nearly one-third of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.


What is Comprehensive Cancer?

The comprehensive approach to cancer control is an emerging strategy that seeks to ensure that all of our state's cancer fighting organizations - from state government programs to non-profit organizations - are working together to fight cancer in every community on all fronts, from prevention and early detection to treatment, rehabilitation and end-of-life care.

What are the Benefits to this Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Control?

  • Maximized local, state, and national resources.
  • Increased coordination and cooperation between cancer control organizations and programs
  • Increased access to cancer information and resources.

How is Comprehensive Cancer Funded?

The Comprehensive Cancer Program was awarded funds by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a five year cooperative agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. West Virginia's Comprehensive Cancer Program is one of 65 states, tribes, and territories funded for comprehensive cancer control activities. With these funds, the Program funds the operation and facilitation of a statewide cancer coalition, Mountains of Hope, as well as an ovarian cancer initiative.


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