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Meeting focuses on innovations, proven strategies

ACS National Breast Cancer Roundtable introduces initial strategic plan.

The American Cancer Society National Breast Cancer Roundtable hosted its Strategic Planning Meeting on Sept. 6 – 8, in Houston, TX, to strategize the roundtable's efforts in understanding breast cancer risk and screening needs and improving access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment to improve the survival and quality of life.

Prior to the meeting ACS NBCRT leadership, workgroup leads and donors toured the American Cancer Society Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge and hosted a meal for the guests. Watch highlights of the Hope Lodge visit on YouTube!

During the meeting, more than 90 people representing 66 member organizations and seven funding partners lent their voices and shared their ideas, innovations, and proven strategies to help us improve breast cancer outcomes. They also reflected on the roundtable's role in health equity, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive breast cancer, amplifying the work of our experts and members. Watch some of the meeting’s highlight on YouTube! 

A pink circle with black background   Description automatically generatedDuring the meeting the ACS NBCRT launched its first iteration of a strategic plan which shares the roundtable’s vision to transform breast cancer across the continuum of care to achieve optimal outcomes for every person.

For 10 months, the roundtable heard from nearly 1,000 voices through surveys, focus groups, and community conversations, as well as 110 individuals to help formulate the strategic plan. Looking ahead, the roundtable will work towards realizing the plan’s vision by focusing on four strategic priority areas: risk reduction, screening and early detection; access to treatment; clinical trials; and support and wellness services.

Much thanks to the ACS team members who made this all happen, including Ashley Dedmon, Theresa Petee, Megan Burns, Caleb Levell, and Sarah Shafir.

Get more insights from the meeting on X (formerly Twitter) by searching the hashtag #NBCRT2023.

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