I am so very fortunate to be part of the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership’s Workgroup on Tobacco Cessation and Cancer Survivorship. The workgroup members --- in our organizational and collective efforts --- work to draw needed attention to this issue and support the work necessary to address this cancer control priority. Today’s R2R cyber-seminar was co-sponsored by the CCCNP and we were all excited by the robust response.
Dr. Diana Stewart Hoover and Dr. Jennifer Vidrine presented the lessons they are learning as they adapt a tobacco cessation intervention, “Motivation And Problem-Solving” (MAPS), for cervical cancer survivors. Diana and Jennifer have identified several themes from a preliminary analysis of their study and will discuss how they are using these results to tailor interventions to reach a vulnerable and underserved population of young women.
And we shared the excitement of Dr. Elisa Tong and Shauntay Davis, MPH as they shared the newly-issued Call to Action for California Cancer Centers. Indeed, comprehensive cancer control programs play a vital role in facilitating the systemic changes necessary to support tobacco cessation initiatives.
And now we would like to invite you to join the discussion!
Do you have any questions for our speakers?
Please share your thoughts:
- What is your organization and coalition doing to “shine a light” on the issue of tobacco use amongst cancer survivors?
- Do you have resources the address the needs of survivors?
- What systematic changes need to be made to better support tobacco cessation in this group?
- What partnerships does one need to develop in order to better address the needs of cancer survivors?
- How have you made the case for needed resources?
- How can we engage researchers and practitioners in this important conversation?
- Can R2R help facilitate those discussions?
We look forward to hearing your stories!