Advocacy and Collaboration: Advancing Cancer Prevention and Screening

cancer, prevention, screening, nursing, advocacy, collaborations
CJON 2020, 24(5), 39-44. DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.S2.39-44

Background: Cancer prevention and screening is a significant part of the cancer care continuum. Nurses are trusted professionals who can bring stakeholders together and serve diverse groups.

Objectives: This article describes how nurses can advance cancer prevention and screening initiatives in industry, education, legislative advocacy, research, survivorship, and program development and support.

Methods: An online search and collaborative knowledge revealed examples of nurses leading the way in cancer prevention and screening efforts.

Findings: Nurse-driven cancer prevention and screening collaborations advance care farther and faster. By creating maximum impact and mobilizing individual passion for a project, any nurse can find collaborative niche opportunities in clinical practice.

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