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 Issue 89                                                                                  December 2016
In This Issue
WI Cancer Council Membership
Steering Committee Nominations
Regional Meeting Recap Webinar
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar
December Webinar Opportunities
American Cancer Society Resource Updates
Member Spotlight
ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 
Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

Many of our partners have asked how the recent election impacts comprehensive cancer control in Wisconsin. The vision for a healthier Wisconsin by reducing the impact of cancer remains steadfast at this time of uncertainty. Our work and collective voice is as important now as it has ever been. Sometimes our progress has come in giant leaps. Other times, it has come in little steps. Occasionally, we have lost ground or it may seem like an uphill battle. But we're always committed to moving forward and making progress to reduce the burden of cancer for all in Wisconsin. 

December's newsletter includes many opportunities for continuing the progress, including updates on the WI Cancer Council and instructions to join the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar. We hope you take advantage of these opportunities!

Your WI CCC Program Team
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WI Cancer Council Membership: Join or Renew Now!
The WI Cancer Council is excited to share a new way to join and renew membership to the WI Cancer Council. Membership to the WI Cancer Council is FREE and organizations can have an unlimited number of member representatives. Beginning in 2017, WI Cancer Council members will begin receiving exclusive benefits including the CCC monthly newsletter and an online detailed member directory. Don't miss out - JOIN TODAY!
 
To join or renew your membership:
  1. Go to www.wicancer.org/join
  2. Click "Join as a Member Representative"
  3. Fill out and submit the Commitment Form
After completing the above steps, check your email for more information on how to complete your profile and access member benefits. If you have questions, contact Sarah Kerch at skerch@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-262-8599.
Seeking Nominations for 2017-2018 WI Cancer Council Steering Committee
The WI Cancer Council is seeking nominations for the 2017-2018 WI Cancer Council Steering Committee . To have a balanced group of experts, nominees that can represent some of the following areas are preferred:
  • Specific prevention topics (tobacco use, UV radiation and radon)
  • Cancer genetic risk assessments and counseling
  • Survivorship awareness and issues
  • Advance care planning
  • End of life care
  • Workforce development
  • Community-based/non-profit organizations
  • Local public health
  • Northern Wisconsin
Nominations on behalf of yourself or your colleagues are both encouraged and accepted. Nominations are due January 6, 2017. Nominees will be selected by the current WI Cancer Council Leadership Team in early 2017 and will begin their term in April 2017. Information about the Steering Committee's responsibilities and more can be  found here.
 
 
Contact Sarah Kerch at skerch@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-262-8599 with questions.
Regional Meeting Recap Webinar
Join us on December 7th, 2016 from 9-10AM for our Regional Meeting Recap Webinar! The webinar will highlight main points from the meetings, along with the revised structure. Instructions for joining the webinar can be found below.
 
Step 1: Join the Web Conference
CLICK HERE to join the web conference. To test your system and verify you can enter the web conference prior to your meeting, CLICK HERE .
 
Step 2: Join the Audio Conference
Dial-In: 1 (888) 291-0310 US Toll Free
Passcode: 6454519#
 
Additionally, be sure to check out the materials from the meetings, posted on our website
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 8, "Increase access to genetic risk assessments and counseling"
December 13th, 2016 from 3-4PM
 
The next webinar in the  2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series  will be held on December 13th, 2016 from 3-4PM. The webinar will feature  Priority 8 -Increase access to genetic risk assessments and counseling . Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC, from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Deb Wham of Aurora Healthcare will be discussing an overview of genetic risk along with providing information on genetic counseling and cancer. 
 
Webinar Instructions
Registration is not required to attend the webinar. To join the webinar, use the dial-in and login instructions below.
 
Join the Audio Conference
Dial-In: 1 (888) 582-3528 US Toll Free
Passcode: 6974 669#
 
Join the Web conference
To join the web conference,  CLICK HERE .
 
 
For more information about the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series,  click here
Other Webinar Opportunities in December 
MACRA Rules Webinar
On Monday, December 5th, the American Society for Clinical Oncology will be presenting on the updated and final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The webinar will provide an overview and offer suggestions for the next steps that providers need to take to avoid penalties in the coming years. There is no fee to attend the webinar, but registration is required.  More information can be found HERE You can register by clicking HERE .
 
Roundtable Webinar on Familial Risk and CRC Screenings
Registration is open for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Webinar Familial Risk and Colorectal Cancer Screening. The purpose of the webinar is to review the recently published NCCRT commissioned article, Understanding the contribution of family history to colorectal cancer risk and its clinical implications: A state-of-the-science review , that explores what we know, don't know and how we are doing in terms of screening those with a family history of colorectal cancer. The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 12:00CT. Registration is required, click HERE to reserve your place. Spots are limited.
 
Interested in familial and genetic cancer risk activities in Wisconsin? Consider joining the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 8 - Increase access to genetic risk assessments and counseling , scheduled for December 13, 2016. More information can be found HERE , or by visiting wicancer.org .   
American Cancer Society Resource Updates 
Together, the American Cancer Society and the Department of Health Services' Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System worked to produce a series of cancer briefs that provide health employees, policy makers and professionals access to cancer statistics. Key reports include an overview of all cancer in the state of Wisconsin, briefs on lung, colorectal, breast, skin, and HPV related cancers, along with childhood and adolescent cancers. A final report features healthy lifestyles to reduce the risk of cancer in Wisconsin. More information and all of the reports can be found HERE .
 
How does Wisconsin measure up in the fight against cancer? The American Cancer Society's annual report "How Do You Measure Up?" highlights the progress of every state on key cancer issues. 
Member Spotlight: Bruce Campbell, MD
Bruce H. Campbell, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Medical College of Wisconsin became a member of the WI Cancer Council soon after the WI Cancer Council was established. Dr. Campbell became a member in order to better understand how the Medical College of Wisconsin could work more effectively with other institutions in the region and state, and help improve access to cancer care. For the Medical College of Wisconsin and Dr. Campbell, the WI CCC Plan has been useful in coordinating efforts regionally around survivorship and resources for survivors.  Through the WI Cancer Council, Dr. Campbell and the Medical College of Wisconsin have had the opportunity to build connections between other organizations with the same goals and passions.

You can view Dr. Campbell's entire Member Spotlight online by   clicking here

Member Spotlights showcase WI Cancer Council Members and their cancer control efforts. Be sure to check out each month's featured Member Spotlight in the CCC Program Newsletter. 
ICYMI: In Case You Missed It 
A recent CDC report indicated that the number of smokers in the United States has decreased by over 8.5 million since, 2005. Although, it remains a leading cause of death, leading to nearly 30% of all cancer related deaths.
 
The 2016 Youth Tobacco Survey Fact sheets have been added to the WI Tobacco Prevention and Control Program's webpage. Progress has been made in reducing the number of youth smokers in Wisconsin, however, more kids are turning to e-cigarettes. 
Partner Events 
December 6, 2016 from 1:00PM-4:00PM
The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703


CCC Plan Update is a monthly publication of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is to share information on cancer prevention and control as it relates to our partners in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: Sarah Kerch, Partnership Coordinator, skerch@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-262-8599.