Ensuring access to timely and high-quality cancer care is critical for improving outcomes for patients in our state. One way to facilitate high-quality cancer care is to make certain that all patients have access to optimal treatment and careful coordination of care at cancer centers certified through the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program. Many independent community oncology practices are also moving toward accreditation via the Commission on Cancer as Oncology Medical Homes. Additionally, opportunities for patients to learn about and participate in cancer clinical trials should be promoted. Other patient care initiatives to promote through the Alliance include access to oral chemotherapy, genetic counseling for populations at high risk for cancer, wide-scale dissemination of information about controlling the side effects of cancer and its treatment, and patient navigation—a process of assisting patients through complicated decision-making about treatment and clinical trials.