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Cancer research leads to improvement in cancer prevention and care. For provider and patient information about CLINICAL TRIALS go to National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) or National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trials

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Pharmacologic Interventions for
Breast Cancer Risk-Reduction

A position paper for health care providers developed by the MCC Breast Cancer Risk Advisory Committee

webinar View the webinar here!

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Members In Action Members in Action

Lori Pearl-Kraus, PhD, as part of her work with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, was awarded a  Michigan Department of Community 2015 Health Innovation Grant for a cancer wellness and exercise program.  Other MCC member organizations, including Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence Health System also received funding to carry out wellness and cancer prevention and control activities.  Congratulations to all.

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Justin Klamerus, MD, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, receives alum recognition. - Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Johnston (front row, center) is shown with colleagues and several of the Queen Mothers she collaborates with in Ghana. Queen Mothers are well-regarded women at the community or paramount level who act as advisors to other officials on issues regarding maternal and child health. - Read more

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Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., clinical director of the breast oncology program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. - Read more

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Tsu-Yin Wu, PhD, director of the Healthy Asian Americans Project, is featured in NBC news article regarding language barriers that persist in Affordable Care Act enrollment.

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MCC member and Health Disparities Workgroup chair Hayley Thompson, PhD, receives AHRQ grant to study “eHealth Activity among African American and White Cancer Survivors".  - Read more

 

For past articles - please CLICK HERE.

What's New What's New

The MDCH Tobacco Program has a new website with a new look and lots of updated information. It also features a special right-side Tobacco Quick Links that makes it easy for users to access in demand information such as referring patients to the Quitline, Michigan tobacco statistics, policy guide on e-cigarettes, reports, and campaigns. Check out the new website at: www.michigan.gov/tobacco

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The Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section in collaboration with the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division is pleased to announce the release of the report entitled “Health Risk Behaviors among Hispanic Adults within the State of Michigan, 2012.” This report presents estimates from the 2012 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the first survey to focus on Hispanic adults in Michigan and provide state-specific, population based estimates. A summary report entitled Health Status of Hispanic Adults in Michigan” was created to accompany the full report.

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2014 MCC Annual Mtg

The 2014 MCC Annual Meeting was held
Wednesday, November 5 at
the Henry Center in Lansing, MI.
For more information click HERE.

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The Patient Advocate Foundation, through its Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program, has announced new funding that will expand service offered to patients with Breast and Cervical Cancer as well as those with Hepatitis C, Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes who are in need of financial assistance.

To apply for assistance in one of these funds, or any fund offered by CPR, please visit www.copays.org/diseases or call (866) 512-3861 to speak directly with a Medical Intake Specialist.