Media Advisory: State Health Department and State Cancer Consortium* to Unveil 2012-2017 Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

Plan to serve as a roadmap to achieve reductions in cancer rates in New York State


The New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2012-2017 has been compiled with input from hundreds of organizations and individuals. The plan outlines strategies to reduce cancer rates and improve outcomes for individuals with cancer in New York State.


Guthrie Birkhead M.D., M.P.H. –Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health, New York State Department of Health
Alvaro Carrascal M.D., M.P.H. – Senior Vice President, Cancer Control American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Anita McFarlane – NYS Cancer Consortium Co-Chair, Greater NYC Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Cheryl Gelder-Kogan – NYS Cancer Consortium Co-Chair, CGK Consulting


Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 1, Albany, N.Y.


Wednesday, December 19, 1:00 p.m.

*The New York State Cancer Consortium, officially formed in 2006, consists of a statewide network of individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the cancer burden in New York State. There are currently more than 250 members representing 100 organizations in 38 New York State counties.