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
2013 MCC Annual Meeting on November 20th at the Michigan State University Club and Henry Center. Opening Keynote Address will be given by national healthcare expert Tony D. Rodgers, who has made an impact on local, state and federal healthcare agencies, providing Medicare and Medicaid policy and program leadership, strategic planning and directing execution of those plans.
Closing Keynote will feature John Polanowicz, Secretary of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts. We are delighted to bring this experienced health care leader to Michigan. Massachusetts has lead the nation in providing access to care while tackling the issue of costs and he will share those insights with us.
Breakout Session Topics:
Navigating the Insurance Exchange and Healthy Michigan Plan
Michigan Cancer Prevention Initiatives
Survivorship: A Continuum of Care
Lung Cancer Screening: Now What?
Community Based Colorectal and Breast Cancer Research and Outreach
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:
Breast Density Fact Sheet and Patient Brochure
The Breast Cancer Advisory Committee (BCAC) convened a workgroup of committee members to discuss impacts, from a scientific standpoint, of screening recommendations for women with dense breasts. The group developed a fact sheet,” Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk” and proposed that it, along with a patient brochure, “Breast Density, Breast Cancer Screening” published by the American College of Radiology, be made available to MCC members, other professional organizations, and healthcare providers.
The MCC Board of Directors agreed with this recommendation at the June BOD meeting.
"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.
Catherine’s Health Center was recently named a recipient of the first ever Torch Awards by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of West Michigan during an Economic Club Grand Rapids luncheon.
The award is designated for companies “which have demonstrated a higher cultural focus, and an emphasis on something other than the bottom line.”
Catherine’s Health Center was honored because it “makes essential outreach services available to uninsured members of the community and recognizes basic health care as a right of each member of the community. “
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.