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California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC)

 CDOCrecruitmentFeb2017FINAL_CDOCThe California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) is the thriving cancer coalition established by the California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program in 2002 that serves as the vehicle for comprehensive cancer control in California. CDOC is a dynamic coalition of individuals and organizations working together to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of California. CDOC was created specifically to develop and implement California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (the state cancer plan). The state cancer plan is a strategic plan to reduce the cancer burden in our state, and is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning a wide range of health and social disciplines that can play a role in reducing the burden of cancer.  Through a coordinated and integrated approach, CDOC implements planned strategies outlined in the state cancer plan to reduce cancer in our state.

CDOC is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations, constituencies, and interest areas in cancer prevention and control. Representation of this diverse group includes state and local governments; private and nonprofit organizations; health, medical, and business communities, and academic institutions; researchers; cancer survivors; caregivers and advocates. CDOC is administered by the California Department of Public Health and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


To reduce cancer suffering and mortality in California through risk reduction, early detection, better treatment and enhanced survivorship.


Decrease the incidence and mortality rates of cancer.
Increase the quality of life for cancer patients.
Serve as the California forum for critical cancer control issues.
Implement the objectives and strategies detailed in California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2011-2015.

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2016ProgressSummaryCoverSmall_CDOC2016 Progress Summary

California's progress toward achieving the objectives set forth in California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2011-2015 has been significant. Implementation of the plan has been a collaborative process with cancer control stakeholders throughout California working together with the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) to achieve the target objectives for 2015. The information the 2016 summary specifically outlines the progress made towards achieving measurable objectives where current data are available. In addition, selected interventions initiated by CDOC that contributed to progress on several objectives are also summarized.

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