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Nevada Cancer Coalition has the following task forces, developed to address the priorities set forth in the 2016-2020 Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Plan. Click to learn more. 

Early Detection

  • Increase the percentage of Nevadans up-to-date with breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.
  • Increase screening rates for lung cancer and promote skin checks for skin cancer.

Cancer Prevention

  • Increasing completion of the HPV vaccination series among Nevada youth.
  • Decreasing adult and youth smoking/vaping; decreasing youth initiation of smoking/vaping; decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke. Details are outlined in the 2019 - 2023 Nevada Tobacco Control Plan.
  • Reducing the percentage of youth and adults who are obese.
  • Decreasing the average radon concentration in homes through testing and mitigation. 
  • Increasing UV safety policies in schools and educate about skin cancer prevention.


  • Increase the number of educational opportunities on survivorship and palliative care for adults at nursing and medical schools within the state and for primary care providers, oncologists, and nurses.
  • Increase the number of survivorship care programs for adults in Nevada.
  • Identify opportunities to expand survivorship and palliative care to cancer patients and survivors in Nevada.