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 Issue 76                                                                           November 2015
In This Issue
2015 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting Highlights
New Tool Released to Support WI CCC Plan Implementation
New ACS Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
Cancer Reporting Merit Award Program
State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation
WI Outperforms National Average on Health Measures
November 2015 ICYMI
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

Thank you to those of you who attended the WI Cancer Council's Annual Meeting on October 22nd in Madison. The afternoon was filled with lively discussion from all participants. For more information and access to the meeting's presentations, please find the Annual Meeting Highlights article below. 

This month's newsletter includes several important updates, including the release of a new online tool, "Your Role in Cancer Control," that helps WI CCC partners identify specific Actions Steps they can take to implement the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. 

Be sure to keep an eye on our news page to receive regular updates pertaining to cancer control in Wisconsin. 

Your WI CCC Program Team

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2015 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting Highlights
Nearly 60 representatives of WI Cancer Council member organizations attended the  WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting on October 22, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, WI. The WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting kicked off with a Member Appreciation Luncheon to offer gratitude for members' efforts to incorporate cancer control activities in their...  Read more »
New Tool Released to Support WI CCC Plan Implementation: Your Role in Cancer Control 
The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to share the "Your Role in Cancer Control" tool to support partners and WI Cancer Council  members in their efforts to implement the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020. With the new tool, you can select what organization or individual you align closest with and it...  Read more»
New American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently released updated breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk for breast cancer. Their previous guidelines, which encouraged women to get screened annually starting at age 40, were released in 2003. ACS commissioned a systematic evidence review of breast cancer screening literature and an analysis...  Read more »
Cancer Reporting Merit Award Program - 2015 Award Recipients
The WI Cancer Reporting System (WCRS), in partnership with the WI Cancer Council, honored facilities meeting high data quality standards in state-mandated cancer reporting at the WI Cancer Registrars Association's Annual Meeting on October 8th. The awards focused on the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of newly diagnosed cancers reported to WCRS,...  Read more »
CDC's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report: State Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Cessation
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recently released a paper on the state Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments and barriers to coverage in the US from 2014-2015. In Wisconsin, 6 of 7 tobacco cessation medications are covered by state Medicaid, individual counseling is covered while group counseling varies by...  Read more »
WI Outperforms National Average on 36 of 54 Health Measures
The UW Population Health Institute released "Opportunities to Make Wisconsin the Healthiest State" which showed Wisconsin was behind the national average on 18 measures. Of particular importance to cancer, Wisconsin performed poorer than the national average in percentage of adults who are obese or overweight, percentage of adults who are...  Read more »
November 2015 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), released a warning that eating processed meats, like hot dogs, sausages or bacon, can increase you risk for cancer...

A study published in Cancer this month looked at 17,000 men and women between 1999 and 2009, 1,100 had been diagnosed with cancer. The study calls for "examining the long-term implication for economic well-being and ways to mitigate the economic hardship associated with cancer."

The UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention redesigned their website. Look for updated content and improved navigation and functionality with mobile devices.

Partner Events 

UW Carbone Cancer Center's Fall Cancer Symposium 

November 6, 2015

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison WI 53703

WI Women's Health Foundation's Annual Dialogue 

November 10, 2015

1 W Dayton St., 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, or 608-266-8599.