In 2014, it is estimated that over 112,000 Texans will hear the words, “you have cancer.” These individuals, their friends, families and co-workers will join with the thousands of other Texans in the fight against cancer and the hope for a cure for this complex disease. Projections indicate that cancer will take the lives of over 37,000 Texans in 2013. Cancer places a huge economic burden, estimated at $28 billion, on the people and businesses in our state.
The mission of the Cancer Alliance of Texas (CAT) is to engage organizations, agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas and promote the Plan.
To address this critical issue, the newest edition of the Texas Cancer Plan was developed in 2012. The Plan identifies the challenges and issues that affect Texans and presents a comprehensive set of goals, objectives and strategic actions to inform and guide them in the fight against cancer. The Plan is a call to action to address the burden of cancer for our state and the disparities in care including age, race/ethnicity, income, insurance status and geography. The aim of CAT and our members is to advance cooperative efforts to achieve the goals of the Texas Cancer Plan including the Priority Goals for 2012-2016.
By focusing on comprehensive, evidence-based and coordinated efforts and taking individual and collective action, stakeholders across Texas are taking on cancer. We invite you to join CAT today and take action in the fight against cancer.
Thank you for your interest in the Cancer Alliance of Texas.