Cancer Information Service office opens
The National Cancer Institute has established a Cancer Information
Service office in Sacramento, based at UC Davis Cancer Center. The
office serves as a regional resource for groups interested in cancer
education, prevention and early detection.
The Cancer Information Service provides the latest and most accurate
cancer information to patients and their families, the public and
health professionals. Through its 14 regional offices nationwide,
the Cancer Information Service also pools resources with state and
regional organizations to achieve common goals.
The NCI operates only three offices in California; the other two
are at UC San Francisco Cancer Center and the University of Southern
California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.
“Reaching the public with information about cancer in ways
that are most likely to help people take action is a monumental
task — one that no single organization can accomplish on its
own,” says Dawn Nozicka, CIS Partnership Program Coordinator
at UC Davis Cancer Center. “UC Davis Cancer Center’s
established presence in the region and trust within the community
makes it a great partner for the Cancer Information Service. Through
the partnership, both organizations expand their reach and achieve
Services available through the Cancer Information Service office
include access to NCI educational resources, help tailoring resources
to special populations, assistance with cancer education program
development, educator training, and advice about strategies to reach
underserved populations. The Cancer Information Service is also
interested in opportunities to test new communications approaches
and technologies, and to apply behavioral science strategies to
specific cancer topics.
To contact the Cancer Information Service, call (800) 4 CANCER.
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