Published On: April 10th, 2023Categories: Cancer NewsTags:

On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Cancer Plan developed by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Explore the National Cancer Plan

The plan provides a framework for everyone—across the federal government, corporations, and all of society—to collaborate in ending cancer as we know it.

“The National Cancer Plan is a vision and a roadmap for how we can make faster progress against this all-too-common disease. By working together, we can achieve the Cancer Moonshot goal of reducing the cancer death rate by 50% within 25 years.” – Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., Director of the National Cancer Institute.

The plan includes eight goals and accompanying strategies that outline what must be accomplished to prevent more cancers, reduce deaths from the disease, and improve the lives of everyone after a diagnosis with cancer.

“These eight goals support the ambitious, achievable goals set by the reignited Cancer Moonshot to reduce the cancer death rate by at least half within 25 years and to improve the cancer patient and family experience.”

The National Cancer Plan’s eight goals are:

  1. Prevent Cancer
  2. Detect Cancers Early
  3. Develop Effective Treatments
  4. Eliminate Inequities
  5. Deliver Optimal Care
  6. Engage Every Person
  7. Maximize Data Utility
  8. Optimize the Workforce

Navvisa and our Navvisa Oncology Nurse Navigators are committed to initiatives that align with the National Cancer Plan goals and help companies implement and reach key goals for the Cancer Moonshot and #WorkingWithCancer pledge.

Everyone has a role to play in the cancer plan.  At Navvisa, we are excited to partner with employers and healthcare systems across the nation to make meaningful contributions that improve the lives of everyone dealing with cancer.