The California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) is proud to be partnering with the American Cancer Society to promote the American Cancer Society’s national Get Screened public awareness campaign among California’s diverse population.
Cancer screening saves lives, but too many individuals remain unscreened. The ACS/CDOC Cancer Screening Workgroup is working to improve cancer screening in California. In 2022, we have chosen to focus specifically on lung cancer screening.
The American Cancer Society and partners have launched a multi-faceted national initiative to dramatically improve cancer screening rates through local and regional stakeholder engagement and action. The goals for this work include improving screening rates for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers and ensuring that everyone has access to recommended screenings.Two key components of the initiative are engaging health systems to implement evidence-based screening interventions, and launching a Get Screened public awareness campaign that encourages people to schedule regular cancer screening tests.
In 2021, The California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC), California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition, began partnering with the American Cancer Society to promote the national Get Screened public awareness campaign among California’s diverse population, and to engage health systems and community organizations as they work to improve cancer screening rates. The ACS/CDOC Cancer Screening Workgroup has created this website as a repository of valuable resources for California health systems and community organizations committed to increasing cancer screening rates. The workgroup also executed a social media campaign to encourage routine cancer screenings.
In 2022, the ACS/CDOC Cancer Screening Workgroup has decided to focus specifically on lung cancer screening.
Why lung cancer screening?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and California, killing more people than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Screening individuals with a high risk of lung cancer with a test called low-dose CT (LDCT) offers a great opportunity to save lives. Despite being recommended by major healthcare and public health organizations and being covered by insurance, lung cancer screening rates remain low. California’s screening rates are among the lowest in the nation. We can do better!
In 2022, the ACS/CDOC cancer screening workgroup began conducting a lung cancer screening environmental scan, hosted a statewide virtual forum on increasing lung cancer screening (11/10/22), and carried out a social media campaign in November 2022.
Thank you for joining us for the Get Screened California: Increasing Lung Cancer Screening Virtual Forum on November 10th.
Access resources from #GetScreenedCA lung cancer screening social media campaign
During late 2022 and early 2023, the American Cancer Society and the California Dialogue on Cancer are in the process of collecting stakeholder input in order to determine the role we can play to best help move this work forward. Submit your input here.
Do you have questions about this effort? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You Sponsors
The creation of this website and other components of the CDOC-ACS partnership to increase cancer screenings are made possible by many generous supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Get Screened campaign.