affecting cancer together

Partner Events
and News

Upcoming Prostate Cancer Screening and Events:

That Men Might Live, Annual Rev. Charles R. Williams Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk - September 27, 2014
Download Press Release
Download Flyer

Prostate Cancer Awareness - May Download PDF

2013 Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative - Save the Date Card

ACT prostate cancer screening flyer_4-11-13

Enroll Indiana Flyer

Special Edition - Health Events in Indiana - April 2013

Learn More
About ACT

Learn More About ACT

Affecting Cancer Together™ (ACT) is a statewide effort focused on reducing the morbidity, mortality, health disparities and inequities of cancer and other chronic diseases in Indiana.

Our Mission

Our mission is primary prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases in Indiana through awareness and education, providing a bridge to health resources and services, as well as developing health leaders, lay health educators, and health motivators in the community. We also aim to improve health outcomes for all Hoosiers, including underserved populations.

Our Vision

We strive to lead primary prevention efforts, be a trusted resource, and positively impact health attitudes and behaviors within communities throughout Indiana.

Our Approach

Non-traditional health care settings in the community are utilized to promote awareness, educate about, motivate and encourage prevention and early detection of cancer (including but not limited to prostate and colorectal cancers) and other chronic diseases (i.e. cardiovascular disease and diabetes).

Community Involvement

It is imperative that our efforts are reflective of the community’s voice. Therefore, we focus on integrating the community’s input and feedback into programmatic ACTion.

Stop Smoking

Stop Smoking Today!

Indiana’s Tobacco Quit Line and Quit Now Indiana Website:

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

What if the tools you need to quit smoking are as easy to find as a cigarette?

NCI developed a mobile app, using proven quit strategies and tools, to help you change behavior and give up smoking. By downloading NCI QuitPal for free from the App Store(SM) to your iPhone or iPad, you can instantly get help to quit smoking, right at your fingertips.

NCI QuitPal is available for iPhone or iPad to help smokers working to become smoke-free.

  • Applies the latest smoking cessation evidence and behavior change theory
  • Contains more than 10 functional areas such as setting a quit date, financial goals, and reminders
  • Tracks daily smoking habits with an easy-to-use calendar
  • Includes motivational reminders that coincide with progress
  • Sends health milestones and craving tips to motivate
  • Allows users to connect with social networks and view personalized video messages from loved ones
  • Makes it easy to access NCI's Cancer Information Service by toll-free phone line or live chat

Download now or search "QuitPal" from the App Store

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to tell others!
View suggested social media posts.
View and print the flyer.

For additional smoking cessation resources, visit

NCI Office of Communications and Education
Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322

Ask A

Ask a Question

For additional information about cancer, screenings, or Affecting Cancer Together™, please contact:

Teasa Thompson, MPH
Program Manager
1-855-252-UACT (8228)

Get live, online assistance from the NCI's LiveHelp service for cancer in English and Spanish

Learn More
About Cancer
ACT in
the News

ACT in the News

USA Today
On the IndyChannel
Purdue Newsroom

Third Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative

ABC 57
NWI Times

Aprender Más
Sobre el Cancer

Help us to continue our impACT!

To Donate directly to ACT, please make a check payable to “Affecting Cancer Together.” Send this check to:

ATTN: Development
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
201 S University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907

If you prefer to make a donation other than by personal check, please see the “Donate Now” button at the very top of the webpage and follow the instructions to donate by credit card or otherwise. Please remember to indicate “AFFECTING CANCER TOGETHER” on the donation so that the donation routed to us.


Speaking Requests

Speaker requests are available for community organizations, churches, and business groups. A range of topics pertaining to cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection can be covered.

Presentations Specifically On:

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Men’s Health

Please call the agency at least two weeks in advance to reserve a speaker.
1-855-252-UACT (8228)