You are here

About

We exist because you care.
Thank you for being part of the coalition of caring.

We are not going to solve this one alone.

Cancer is complicated. It’s hard, it’s ruthless, it’s relentless, it’s exhausting.

Developing effective prevention strategies, finding better treatments and working toward cures cannot be done in isolation. It requires all of us, building our resources, sharing our insights, collecting data and expanding our expertise.

This is why we exist.

Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC) is you and us together.

We are a non-profit collaboration of state and local government, health, medical, and business leaders, the research community, cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates dedicated to improving quality of life by reducing the burden of cancer in Nevada.

NCC works to reduce the burden of cancer in Nevada by fostering statewide collaboration,
empowering people with information and resources, and advocating for equitable access to care.

 

So, thank you for being part of the coalition of caring.
Together we're doing incredible things. Together we're making a difference.

WHAT WE DO:
  1. Serve as Nevada’s leading resource for comprehensive cancer control.
  2. Support healthcare professionals with continuing education opportunities, resources, and patient education tools.
  3. Collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to develop evidence-based projects and programs.
  4. Provide outreach for and access to cancer prevention and screening resources.
  5. Advocate for policies to improve access to healthcare care for all.

Coalition — kō-ə-li-shən
a group of people, groups, or countries who have joined
together for a common purpose

VALUES:

At NCC we believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, the integrity of science and research, the need for innovation, compassion for others, and advocacy to reach our goals. Together we can improve lives and change the course of cancer for current and future generations of Nevadans.

HISTORY

In 2002, the Nevada Cancer Council was formed to develop a comprehensive cancer control plan for the state of Nevada. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nevada Cancer Council was charged with developing and implementing Nevada’s comprehensive cancer control plan. Comprehensive cancer control is based on the idea that people and organizations working together to pool resources and coordinate efforts can effectively increase the prevention of cancer, and ultimately reduce the burden of this devastating disease.