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Va. organization unveils 5-year cancer plan
Thursday - 2/27/2014, 12:40pm EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A nonprofit organization has released a five-year plan aimed at combatting cancer in Virginia.
The Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia unveiled the plan Thursday. The Virginia Department of Health also participated.
According to the organization, Virginia's cancer rate of about 454 cases per 100,000 people is slightly below the national average. But the mortality rate of 177 deaths per 100,000 is slightly above average.
The report sets specific goals for reducing cancer risk factors, including smoking and obesity. For example, one goal is to increase the percentage of smokers who successfully quit annually from 17 percent to 20 percent. Another is to reduce adult obesity from 25.5 percent to 21 percent.
It also sets goals and strategies for improving cancer screening rates, treatment and ongoing care.
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