Early Detection & Prevention

We all have the power to control our cancer risk.

We know that five-year survival rates are substantially lower for persons with advanced-stage disease. Screening, leading to an early-stage diagnosis, greatly increases the chances of survival. Over the next five years, we will continue to aggressively promote screenings for five screenable cancers: breast, cervical, colon, prostate, and lung cancer. Our recommendations are heavily focused on screening and include additional strategies to help people avoid a late-stage cancer diagnosis. These include establishing relationships with providers to increase screenings; helping the public understand the resources available to them; encouraging health care providers to increase their screening efforts, reducing late-stage diagnosis; enhancing efforts to have women and men get the HPV vaccine to prevent certain cancers; partnering with other organizations to keep the screening message in people’s minds; targeting rarely or never-screened women with mobile screening services; identifying barriers to screening and working to remove them; and using data to understand and enhance all we do.



Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD

  • Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD
  • Vikas Batra, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
  • Sarah Hutton
  • Judith Ramirez
  • Nora C. Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN
  • Carolee Polek, RN, MSN, PhD
  • Albert Rizzo, MD, FACP, FCCP
  • Kathleen Mastalski, CHES
  • Robert Sikes, PhD
  • Michael R. Zaragoza, MD, FACS
  • Tiffany Edwards
  • Lisa Schirtzinger, RN, MSN
  • Stephanie McClellan, MSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Sarah Toborowski
  • Crystal Wright

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting materials can be found at the bottom of the page.

Apr 2021 12

  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Jul 2021 12

  • Monday, July 12, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Oct 2021 11

  • Monday, October 11, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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