Pacific Cancer Programs

Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control (RCCC)

The Cancer Council for the Pacific Islands (CCPI) developed the Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control 5-year Plan 2007-2012 by November 2006. RCCC advocates for USAPI and CCPI resource development in cancer and non-communicable disease prevention among US National, Regional, and International Organizations, including the World Health Organization and the Secretariat for the Pacific Communities (SPC). The individual USAPI CCC Programs contribute to the RCCC enabling the membership to meet at least twice a year to address regional cancer priorities.

Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the Regional CCC Plan

Regional Program Goals

  • To prevent cancer from occurring
    • By 2012, each jurisdiction will achieve completed hepatitis B vaccination series in 90% of 2 year old children
  • To diagnose cancer in individuals as early as technically possible within the USAPIN region
    • By 2009, jurisdictions without mammography will demonstrate a 10% increase above their baseline the number of women over 50 who are offered clinical breast exams annually
    • By 2012, each jurisdiction will demonstrate a 10% increase above their baseline the number of women age 18-65 who have a cervix who are offered cervical cancer screening at least every 3 years
    • By 2017, each jurisdiction will demonstrate a 10% increase above their baseline the number of women 50 and older or those at high-risk, who are offered a mammogram annually
    • By 2017, each jurisdiction will demonstrate a 10% increase above their baseline the number of men and women 50 and older who are offered a CDC-recommended colorectal cancer screening test
  • To improve the capacity to treat cancer effectively within the USAPIN Region
    • Assist the jurisdictions in providing adequate pain and palliative medications to cancer patients by 2009.
    • Work collaboratively with regional partners so that by 2012, a thorough feasibility study is completed to determine resources needed to create a sustainable regional resource for maintenance chemotherapy
  • To collect, analyze and report accurate cancer-related data across the region
    • By 2010, each jurisdiction will establish a quality assurance program for tracking cancer-related data

Evaluation of the Plan and Process

Evaluation is a key component of any successful program. Throughout the regional CCC planning, various evaluation methods have been utilized to guide the process and positive changes have been made as a result.

Initially, the steering committee will function as the evaluation committee and will be responsible for developing and carrying out the evaluation plan. The committee, with the assistance of the Regional CCC program, will determine the appropriate assessment tools and methodology, conduct the evaluation and report the results.

The evaluation plan will address three core areas for successful implementation of the Pacific Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control plan:

  1. Pacific CCC Coalition
  2. USAPIN Pacific Regional CCC Plan
  3. Implementation Process

More specifically, the evaluation committee will regularly assess:

  • Infrastructure needs and capacity – via monthly progress reports and feedback from the jurisdiction CCC coordinators
  • Partnership composition and satisfaction – via annual meeting evaluations and other measures
  • Level of support – via partnership surveys or other methods to quantify partnership efforts
  • Gaps in data – via reports from each jurisdiction’s data quality working groups and the core planning teams and quality control teams of the Pacific Regional Central Cancer Registry (PRCCR)
  • Burden of cancer – via reports from the PRCCR
  • Progress in achieving program objectives – via reports from the Regional CCC coordinator and Regional program staff

For more information Download the 5-Year RCCC Program 2012-2017 Plan (revised in May, 2015 - pdf 1.3MB)

Funding for this website was made possible by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through the following:
Pacific CEED, award #: 5U58DP000976,USAPI Community Health Interventions Project (CHIP), award #: 1U58DP005810,
Pacific Regional Central Cancer Registry, award #: 5U58DP003906; Regional Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, award #: U55/CCU923887.
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