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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

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.

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The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.  

December 4 and 9 – Q & A Web conferences for potential applicants
January 16, 2015 – First round applications due
February 12, 2015 – Invitations extended to select applicants for Round 2
April 10, 2015 – Round 2 applications due
June 9, 2015 – Awardees announced

The Challenge will give two kinds of awards – both of which look to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofits, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of low-income neighborhoods. Read more.

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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.