Cancer Plan Minnesota 2011-2016 is an updated framework for action created by the partners of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance to address the substantial burden of cancer in Minnesota. As a framework, the five-year plan delivers to planners, providers, policymakers, the public health community and other stakeholders a common set of objectives and strategies that are designed to keep partners moving in the same direction. It is not a detailed action plan. This framework is consistent with national priorities released in 2010 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by Healthy People 2020.