Cancer Crushing Prevention and Early Detection
To engage its community in cancer prevention conversations and improve screening compliance rates, this community non-profit cancer center developed and implemented a multifaceted public awareness campaign on the leading causes of cancer death in men and women, and the importance of cancer screenings and smoking cessation. It also partnered with senior leaders from dozens of the region’s largest employers to launch a successful workplace wellness program that promotes evidence-based practices to keep employees healthy by targeting the leading causes of cancer-related death.
In the heart of Washington Wine Country and at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers lies the Tri-Cities. Consisting of the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and West Richland, the Tri-Cities is one of the largest and fastest growing communities in the state of Washington. For this evolving population, Tri-Cities Cancer Center (TCCC) plays a critical role: providing prevention, early detection, world-class cancer care, and survivorship support to our local community.
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n 2015 the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Kennewick, Wash., partnered with the Blue Mountain Oncology Program in an
effort to better understand the annual number of cancer patient cases diagnosed in our area and their stage of diagnosis,
with the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement. The Blue Mountain Oncology Program functions as the cancer center’s local tumor registry and is responsible for collecting important patient data. In turn, these data help the Tri-Cities Cancer Center decide where to focus its efforts to prevent or detect cancer earlier so our team can save more lives by providing world-class cancer care, including survivorship support.
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