The Indiana Cancer Consortium uniquely addresses Indiana’s cancer burden by uniting a multi-sectored, diverse group of Indiana’s leading experts and organizations. As a unified coalition, members jointly assess and approach our state’s cancer challenges in a way that no other organization could undertake alone. A collaborative initially established in 2001 by the Indiana State Department of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s membership now includes over 200 organizations and community members.
Together, Hoosiers have made great strides over the past several decades in regard to cancer. However, while cancer rates have decreased, cancer is still the second leading cause of death in Indiana. Approximately two in five Indiana residents now living will eventually have cancer, suggesting that every Hoosier has, or will have, a personal connection to cancer in some way. As always, it is up to our members to help the ICC grow and make more of an impact across Indiana.
As we look to the future, we hope you will be our partner in reducing the burden of cancer in Indiana.