News from the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative | September 2020
Register for the all-virtual 2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit
How can we create healthier communities for everyone by using the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030 as our blueprint for action?

Join us for the virtual virtual 2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit, Oct. 28-29, and learn more.

Registration for this event is free.

Summit highlights include:
  • Keynote from Dr. Lisa Richardson, Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for the CDC
  • Networking breakout sessions
  • Success stories from around the state
  • A focus on race, racism, and the impact on cancer control, and tangible ways to take action to advance health equity
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
This September, we're raising awareness about childhood cancer.

About 11,050 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. While cancer death rates for this age group declined by 65 percent from 1970 to 2016, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease among children. 
The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children are leukemias, brain cancer and other central nervous system tumors, and lymphomas.  
Today, because of treatment advances, more than 80 percent of children treated for cancer survive at least five years. But the treatments that help children survive cancer can cause health problems later on in life.  
Learn more about childhood cancer

PLUS: See how the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030 can support your work in cancer treatment and survivorship
Help us improve survivorship care practices in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative is recruiting cancer treatment facilities to participate in a cohort working to identify and improve survivorship care practices in Wisconsin.

We are conducting a survey of cancer treatment facilities to identify cancer survivorship care practices across Wisconsin. The survey takes about one hour to complete and requires a multi-disciplinary team of 3-5 individuals to agree on answers to submit. Your answers to this questionnaire will be used to help inform and optimize cancer survivorship care in a fall 2020 meeting. We then will work on strategies to improve survivorship care at your facility.

Get involved
If you are interested in participating, and your location has not already participated, Please contact Alexandria Cull Weatherer as soon as possible for more details. Data collection is expected to finish at the end of October.
Share the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030
The new Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030 is officially released!

The Wisconsin Cancer Plan combines best practices, reliable data, and concrete action steps designed to reduce the burden of cancer in communities across Wisconsin.

This powerful new tool offers a blueprint for action for everyone engaged in cancer control and prevention efforts.

Help spread the word. We invite you to share the Plan with colleagues and partners!

Spread the word
Share this social media graphic with your followers.
Use this sample newsletter announcement in your organization's next newsletter, to raise awareness about the new Wisconsin Cancer Plan.
Upcoming Webinars: Register today!
Palliative Care and Cancer

September 10
10-11 am

Palliative care is a critical but sometimes overlooked part of cancer care. Dr. Tim Jessick, chairperson of the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin, will explain what palliative care is, how to have conversations about it, and why more cancer care providers should receive palliative care training.

Putting the Plan into Action

October 8
10-11 am

How can we put the new Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030 into action? Share your input in our October webinar, and help the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative decide how to prioritize action areas within the new Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030. This webinar will set the state for the 2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit, Oct. 28-29.

Social Media Resources
Encourage cancer screenings
Too many people have canceled or delayed cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help reverse this trend by sharing our social media graphics encouraging Wisconsinites to "stay safe, wear a mask, and get screened for cancer."

Promote prostate cancer awareness
The George Washington University Cancer Center recently released a 2020 Prostate Cancer Month Awareness social media toolkit.

This toolkit can be used during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September or any time of the year. The toolkit includes sample messaging for Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Learn best practices for communicating about prostate cancer and how to tailor your messages to your intended audience.

Member Events Calendar
Upcoming events from our member organizations
September 17
Hosted by Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention & Control Program (TBCP)
September 17
Hosted by Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention & Control Program (TBCP)
October 8
Hosted by University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
October 15 - 16
Hosted by Wisconsin Cancer Registrars Association and Minnesota Cancer Registrars Association
Would you like to add a virtual event to our Member Event Calendar?