Mission of the DC Cancer Consortium

Our mission is to harness the power of collaboration in reducing cancer deaths. Guided by a five-year Cancer Control Plan, we are uniquely positioned to marshal the extraordinary healthcare and community resources of the DC Metro Area in order to save lives, especially among populations where cancer diagnoses and mortality are disproportionately high.


By 2021, the DC Cancer Consortium will be widely recognized as a leader in cancer control, developing and sharing models for collaborative planning and strategies of value to municipalities and regions across the nation.

Our Five Distinct Roles

Within the framework of the Cancer Control Plan, the Consortium has five distinct roles:

  • Convening and facilitating collaborative cancer control efforts.
  • Strategic grant-making that focuses on increasing equity in access to care.
  • Advocacy of systemic changes (e.g., reimbursements, research) that impact access to care.
  • Translation and dissemination of cancer evidence-based findings through training, education and funding, and
  • Providing technical assistance and capacity building to strengthen community groups delivering relevant services.



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