On behalf of the membership of the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC), welcome to our website. The MCC provides a forum for collaboration among its members to improve cancer outcomes for Michigan residents. We hope you find our site to be informative, whether it's for personal use or to further your organization's efforts in cancer control. If you have suggestions for how we can continue to improve this website, please let us know. Thank you.
Susan Hoppough,PhD, RN
Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP
Co-Chairs, Michigan Cancer Consortium
Using tobacco effects cancer treatment, wound healing, and the risk getting a second cancer. It is never too late to quit tobacco, and there are free resources to help. Click HERE for a brochure for cancer patients highlighting the benefits of quitting tobacco after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline Broadens Availability:
From June 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013, Michigan Cancer Consortium members are able to fax refer cancer patients to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline, regardless of client insurance status. The following resources are available for health care providers:
Click here for Colorectal Cancer, Health Disparities, and Policy Webinar
First offered in March 2013, and sponsored by the MCC Health Disparities Workgroup and Policy Committee, the webinar features May Yassine, PhD (Cancer Health Disparities in Michigan), Ernesto Drelichman, MD (Colorectal Cancer Screening and Reminder Systems for Providers and Patients), and Mitzi Koroleski, RN, BSN (Evidence-based Strategies for Engaging Rural Populations and Improving Screening Rates).
"Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program Cancer Inquiry System"
The Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program Cancer Inquiry System provides current information on cancer incidence and mortality rates in Michigan. Through the Cancer Inquiry System, people can select criteria such as cancer site, sex, race/ethnicity, as well as use an interactive map to view and better understand the burden of cancer by county or from a statewide perspective.
MDCH Health Promotion for People with Disabilities initiative has prepared a brief webcast for healthcare providers on barriers to good healthcare for people with disabilities. Just ten minutes long, the webcast covers only the very basics for busy providers, and offers additional resources for further study. Check it out here http://breeze.mdch.train.org/primarycarepwd/
Oakland University, School of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy Program - Rochester, Michigan
Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation
The Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation (GCOR) is designed to provide advanced theoretical and psychomotor training for physical therapists interested in specializing in oncology rehabilitation. All courses are presented online and all students pay in-state tuition rates.
Other health care professionals may enroll in PT 663 Essentials of Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation through professional development.Â Physical therapists may also elect to take only selected courses in their special interest area offered through the GCOR program through Professional Development.
Dr. Dana Zakalik and Kara Milliron are featured in article on Angelina Jolie’s story (Detroit Free Press, May 14, 2013). Click HERE to view the article.
Michigan Radio interviewed MCC member, Jenna McLosky (cancer genomics education coordinator for the Michigan Department of Community Health) about genetic breast cancer screening and counseling. Learn more about it HERE.
Grand Rapids MLive guest column features Susan Hoppough, PhD
Click HERE to view.
Jason Colthorp from Channel 10 News was onsite at the Breslin Center in East Lansing for interviews with McLaren staff regarding CRC risk factors, slight variations in risk with men/women, race, etc. View the interview by clicking here. For more information regarding McLaren Cancer Institute and FREE colorectal cancer screening during the month of March, please visit their website at www.mclaren.org/cancer.