The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida
 

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Did you know that the highest cancer mortality rates in Florida are concentrated in the North Central Florida region? Improving access to cancer care and reducing the burden of cancer on residents in the region is the primary purpose of the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC).

Members of NCFCCC include safety net healthcare facilities (i.e., Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, rural health clinics), primary care practices, hospices, hospitals, government agencies and a variety of community stakeholder groups.

Through online training presentations, successful grant applications, regional cancer data and communications tools (such as The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida and The Cancer Resource Blog), NCFCCC supports the region's cancer community with resources, networking opportunities and education.

The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida

Compiled by WellFlorida Council and NCFCCC, The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and tobacco cessation activities throughout the region. Organizations are encouraged to log on to the site and post their cancer related resources to share with the community. Healthcare professionals and cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will find helpful resources such as summer camps for children with cancer; sources for breast prosthesis and wigs; and medical assistance for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured, including low cost/no cost mammograms. Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org.

The Cancer Resource Blog

A blog primarily for local cancer-related healthcare professionals and stakeholders, The Cancer Resource Blog is intended to share information about grants, partnering opportunities, available resources, workshops and more.

Topics have included: screening recommendations for prostate and breast cancer, opportunities to earn CEUs, local cancer-related meetings, workshop announcements and requests for study participants.

Post your information and see what others in the North Central Florida cancer community are doing by visiting The Cancer Resource Blog at ncfcancercontrol.blogspot.com.

Events & Opportunities...

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th @ 12:00 p.m. at UF HealthStreet Cancer Connections presents Priya Gopalan, M.D., Ph.D. : Cancer Genetics and Immunotherapy of Lung Cancer

At Cancer Connections, tomorrow (this Wednesday the 18th), Dr. Priya Gopalan will talk about the genetics of lung cancer, including how cancer forms and metastasizes, and also about immunotherapy to treat lung cancer, which is a very hot topic now. She will discuss some of  the most common new immunotherapy drugs on the market, including Keytruda, Opdivo, and Yervoy.

Flyer link: Cancer Connections: Dr. Gopalan & Cancer Genetics and Immunotherapy

 

In the news...

Produced by FL-DOH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Cancer Stakeholder June 2017 & July 2017 Program Spotlight: Cancer survivors today are living longer. Two-thirds of those with invasive cancers live longer than five years.

Learn more...

Attend the next NCFCCC Meeting

The next NCFCCC Meeting will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more information.

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Documents

Download the NCFCCC Brochure

Download the NCFCCC Strategic Plan

Download the NCFCCC Bylaws

Florida Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Guiding Documents

 Download the 2015 Florida Cancer Control and Research Plan

Get the region’s latest cancer report

The North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016 includes a wide range of cancer data, including crude death rates, an epidemiologic profile, cancer incidence rates for all cancers, hospital discharges and more. The report is produced by WellFlorida and covers the NCFCCC region.

Download the  North Central Florida Cancer Report 2016.

Read about NCFCCC

Keep up with recent press releases regarding NCFCCC on the WellFlorida website

Watch a video

View a video montage on the experiences of rural cancer patients and survivors in North Central Florida.