News from the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative | May 2022
Helping cancer survivors thrive: Register today for our June webinar!
More people in Wisconsin are surviving cancer than ever before. How can we better serve the diverse needs of this growing population, so that all cancer survivors have the opportunity to thrive?

Please join us June 22 for a special webinar in honor of National Cancer Survivor Month, featuring guest speakers from two member organizations, the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System and the American Indian Cancer Foundation.

Register today, and please share this announcement with your colleagues and networks!
Helping Cancer Survivors Thrive:
A Look at Equity, Data, and Culturally Responsive Programming

Wednesday, June 22
10-11:30 am

Advancing health equity, strengthening survivorship care, and improving access to quality data are important parts of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030.

See how this connects to the Wisconsin Cancer Plan:
Public input wanted on proposed menthol cigarette ban
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a plan to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, including smaller cigars called cigarillos.
Menthol creates a cooling effect that reduces irritation from smoking. Research has shown menthol enhances nicotine's effects on the brain, making menthol products more addictive.
Tobacco companies have heavily marketed these products to Black smokers, 85% of whom use menthol cigarettes. In total, menthol cigarettes make up one-third of the US cigarette market, and about 18.5 million Americans smoke them. 
The proposed ban is an important part of the Cancer Moonshot initiative to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50% in the next 25 years. Currently, about 30% of all cancer deaths in the US are caused by smoking.
The FDA is accepting online public comments and will convene listening sessions in June to get public input.
Decreasing tobacco use and exposure to tobacco is an important part of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030.
Member News & Announcements
A short list of funding opportunities, calls for proposals, and other news from our members and partners.

To submit an announcement for an upcoming newsletter, please email us!
Governor's Health Equity Council recommendations closely align with Wisconsin Cancer Plan priorities

In March 2019, Gov. Tony Evers established the Governor's Health Equity Council (GHEC) to address the various factors that exacerbate health disparities by creating a comprehensive plan to achieve long-lasting and equitable health outcomes for all Wisconsinites.

The GHEC recently released their recommendations in an Executive Summary. Many of their strategies closely align with the priorities of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030, especially around areas of workforce development, increasing access to quality health care, and improving health data across Wisconsin. Explore the GHEC report and the Wisconsin Cancer Plan for actions to advance health equity in your community.

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative would like to thank members Gale Johnson, Diane Erickson, and Maria Barker for your service on the Governor's Health Equity Council!
New grant would fund cancer prevention and early detection research

The Prevent Cancer Foundation's research program is now accepting proposals for cancer prevention and early detection research of up to $100,000 per award. The deadline to apply is July 11, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.

Learn more about this funding opportunity and apply.
Joint statement recommends "concerted commitment" to increase diversity in cancer clinical trials

Increasing diversity in cancer clinical trials and reducing barriers to recruitment and participation should be a top priority among researchers, according to a new joint statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).

The statement outlines six recommendations to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in cancer clinical trials.
Help Ukrainians by donating much-needed medical supplies

In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, a group of Wisconsin doctors is working tirelessly to gather much-needed donations of medications and medical supplies.

You can help. Please email Beth Brunner for details regarding which supplies are most needed and how to make a donation.
Resources & Reports
HPV Dental Toolkit
The HPV Dental Toolkit from the Massachusetts HPV Coalition can be used by dental offices around the country, and includes materials that can be downloaded, reproduced, and distributed at no cost.
Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B has updated its popular “Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B” webpage, which includes an extensive list of clinical questions and answers that reflect the updated hepatitis B vaccination recommendation.
New guidelines for exercise, diet, and weight management during cancer treatment
New guidelines from ASCO offer recommendations on exercise, diet, and weight management for adults undergoing active cancer treatment.
2022 Senior Report from America's Health Rankings
A new report by the United Health Foundation ranks Wisconsin 14th in the nation for overall senior health. However, areas of concern include a high prevalence of excessive drinking and low cancer screening rates.
Find more resources in our interactive, online Resource Center.
Upcoming Events
Let's Talk About The C Word: Black Women and Cancer
Hosted by NewBridge, the Wisconsin Well Woman Program, and UW Carbone Cancer Center
May 26
12-1 pm
AICAF Cancer Support Circle
Hosted by the American Indian Cancer Foundation
May 26 (and ongoing)
6-7 pm
Advance Care Planning: It's About the Conversation
Hosted by Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
June 1
1:30-2:30 pm
Change Your Diet Mindset: The Basics of a Healthy Eating Pattern

Hosted by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
June 14
10-11 am
Nutrition: Food as Medicine - Survivorship Series

Hosted by Gilda's Club Madison
June 14
6-7:30 pm
Immunotherapy for Pediatric Leukemias and Lymphomas

Hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
June 15
5-6:30 pm
What We Know About the Risk Factors for the Development of Blood Cancers

Hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
June 16
5-6:30 pm
Helping Cancer Survivors Thrive: A Look at Equity, Data, and Culturally Responsive Programming

Hosted by the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative, featuring the American Indian Cancer Foundation and the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
June 22
10-11:30 am
Find more events in our Member Events Calendar.
Add your upcoming events by emailing event details to Alex Faust!
Join us for the 2022 Wisconsin Cancer Summit!

Oct. 19-20, 2022
Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

Agenda and registration coming soon!
Reducing the burden of cancer
for everyone.