News from the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative | May 2020
Staying connected
Virtual events, member kudos, and more
All over Wisconsin, our member organizations are quickly shifting gears in response to COVID-19.

We want to hear from you. Are you moving events or services online? Have you created new resources others could learn from? Would you like to recognize a cancer control peer for their exceptional efforts in this unprecedented time? Email us and let us know:

COVID-19 and cancer
Upcoming webinars explore the future of cancer care
How is cancer care changing as a result of COVID-19? Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on cancer treatment, screening, and vaccine delivery, in our upcoming Member Networking Webinars :
COVID-19 and Cancer Treatment

May 14, 2020
10-11 am

How is cancer treatment changing because of COVID-19? How can we ensure patients are able to access the care they need, both during and after the pandemic?

This webinar will examine cancer treatment issues and emerging treatment strategies in a COVID-19 world.

COVID-19, Cancer Screenings, and Vaccines

June 11, 2020
10-11 am

As in-person medical appointments decline, how can we ensure patients are getting the cancer screenings and vaccines they need?

This webinar will examine current challenges and opportunities with cancer screening and vaccine delivery.

April webinar recap
COVID-19 and Cancer Patients
Thank you to everyone who attended our April networking webinar, "COVID-19 and Cancer Patients". If you weren't able to join us, the slides and recording are now available!

Networking update
2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit goes virtual
Every fall, more than 100 cancer control partners gather for the Wisconsin Cancer Summit to network, learn, and gain tangible tools for action.

Today, our world looks dramatically different—and cancer organizations across Wisconsin are searching for new ways to meet the needs of their communities.

To support this work when in-person gatherings pose a risk to public health, the 2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit is going virtual.

2020 Wisconsin Cancer Summit
October 28-29, 2020

Event times and other details will be shared in the June issue of ENGAGE. Please mark your calendars for Oct. 28-29 and stay tuned for more!
Prevention news
ASCO releases policy statement on skin cancer prevention
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than 5 million cases diagnosed each year, at an estimated cost of $8.1 billion .

This May, as we honor Skin Cancer Awareness Month , you can learn more about risk factors for skin cancer, disparities in incidence, and public health strategies for prevention, thanks to a brand new policy statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The statement, co-auth ored by St eering Committee member and UW Carbone oncologist Noelle LoCon te, MD, offers policy recommendations for indoor tanning, sun-protection promotion, community education and outreach, and the role of oncology providers.
National connections
A Wisconsin voice on the NACDD Cancer Council
Congratulations to Allison Antoine, project director for Wisconsin's Colorectal Cancer Control Program, as she begins her term as Cancer Council Chair for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD).

NACDD works with national partners to promote health and prevent chronic diseases. The NACDD Cancer Council brings together members from CDC-funded cancer programs to advance local work on cancer prevention and control.

Antoine’s term as Chair began this month and runs through April 2021.

“Leading the NACDD Cancer Council gives me the chance to work with colleagues from other states, the Pacific Islands, and tribal communities,” Antoine says. “As a result, we gain entrance to a huge network of experts who can share best practices and crowdsource new ideas, because they understand the work we do."

Antoine hopes her role as Chair will bring national attention to cancer control and prevention efforts in Wisconsin. “This is a unique opportunity,” Antoine says, “to improve the work we do, so we can have a larger impact on our communities."

Member news
Tackling Tobacco Health Disparities
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Wisconsin, and 90% of these deaths are caused by tobacco. Many populations—including communities of color, LGBTQ communities, and lower-income communities—are at greater risk than others.

A new webinar series from the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program offers culturally appropriate strategies for working with populations at greater risk of tobacco use and exposure.

You can learn more and view previously recorded webinars by visiting the link below and clicking on the “Addressing Tobacco Related Disparities” tab toward the middle of the page.