The American Cancer Society has regional staff across the country working to enhance strategic partnerships with cancer control entities in their state. Looking to connect with ‘what is happening’ in your region? Hover over your state below to find the name and e-mail address of a local ACS state lead partner.
ACS State Lead Contacts
Guam - Marisha Artero, Marisha.Artero@cancer.org
University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center - Stephanie McLean, Stephanie.McLean@cancer.org
Puerto Rico - Maria Christy, Maria.Christy@cancer.org
The CDC National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
The ACS Comprehensive Cancer Control team has provided technical assistance and training to National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees and coalitions for more than 20 years. Find a map of your local NCCCP program contacts here.
The Commission on Cancer
The partnership between the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society began over a century ago when an overlapping group of physicians founded both organizations. Over the years, the collaboration between the CoC and the American Cancer Society has evolved from a national level to state and community partnerships through the network of State Chairs, Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs), and accredited cancer programs. The CoC and the American Cancer Society are in a unique position to achieve a common goal: to improve access to high-quality cancer care for patients with cancer.
Commission on Cancer State Chairs
CoC State Chairs serve as representatives of the CoC by providing leadership and support to CoC-accredited programs and Cancer Liaison Physicians (CLPs) in their state or region. They are collaborators, innovators, and experts working with cancer programs, cancer professionals, the American Cancer Society, and Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions to improve the quality of cancer care.
State Chair Role in Comprehensive Cancer Control
State Chair involvement in your state’s CCC coalition can happen in many diverse ways. Read more about how to foster the partnership between your CCC Program or Coalition and your State Chair in the Working Together Locally to Control Cancer Guide.
The following excerpt from the guide lists some possible roles of State Chairs in a CCC program or coalition:
- Serve in a medical advisory role to the state cancer coalition
- Involved in a state cancer coalition workgroup, such as cancer care, survivorship or cancer-specific workgroup, like a lung cancer screening workgroup
- Serve as the state cancer coalition chair
Member of the leadership team of the state cancer coalition
- Expert presenter to the coalition on clinical perspectives of the cancer burden in the state
- Contribute to and represent the coalition on policy level cancer-related issues
- Serve as a liaison between the coalition and the CoC-accredited cancer programs in the state to determine how accredited programs can support coalition initiatives.