The Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council was established by the Florida Legislature in 1979, under Florida Statute 1004.435, with the purpose of advising the Legislature, Governor, and Surgeon General on ways to reduce Florida’s cancer burden. The Council is comprised of fifteen members. Each member is represented by the designated organization or institutions CEO, or his or her designee. The Council works collaboratively with Florida’s Biomedical Research Advisory Council (BRAC) to formulate and review a statewide research plan, in addition to also developing and reviewing a statewide treatment plan. Both plans are produced annually.