At Cervical Cancer Strategic Kickoff, Indiana Ramps Up Efforts

The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) joined the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on Tuesday, September 26, to kick off a strategic planning effort designed to identify and reduce the state’s number of cervical cancer cases and deaths.

September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and the ICC, ISDH, public health experts, medical professionals, researchers and others across the state came together to discuss ways to protect Hoosiers from the disease.

Indiana Rep. Sharon Negel, who sponsored cervical cancer legislation, kicks off the day.

In Indiana, 1,283 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and 446 cervical cancer-related deaths occurred from 2011–2015, according to the Indiana State Cancer Registry.