Delaware Cancer Consortium holds retreat


DOVER — Delaware Cancer Consortium members gathered April 9 for their annual retreat, including presentations by four cancer survivors who shared their experiences.

The theme was “Vision. Purpose. Action. Coming Together to Eliminate Cancer Disparities,” which aligns with the consortium’s goal to implement culturally inclusive initiatives that ensure affordable and accessible care.

The General Assembly established the Delaware Cancer Consortium in 2001, to reduce the state’s cancer incidence and mortality rates. Since then, the agency has produced five five-year plans with recommendations to guide its members and thousands of volunteers.

In the 1990s, Delaware’s cancer death rate ranked second in the nation. Most recent data shows that the state ranks 15th in cancer mortality and 20th in the cancer incidence rate, according to the Delaware Cancer Registry.

In addition, Gov. Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long signed two proclamations last month, designating April as Cancer Control Month and Minority Cancer Awareness Month.

For information on the Delaware Cancer Consortium’s initiatives, visit

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