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webinar  MIYO - Make It Your Own

This webinar introduces MIYO or Make It Your Own:

  • A free on-line tool
  • Anyone can create evidence-based health communication pieces such as post cards, posters, flyers, and inserts to be used for client reminders as well as promoting breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening opportunities and services
  • Using MIYO is simple and items can be customized to best reach the audience you have in mind.

Be sure to check it out.

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CLINICAL TRIALS
Cancer research leads to improvement in cancer prevention and care. For provider and patient information about CLINICAL TRIALS go to National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) or National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trials

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Pharmacologic Interventions for
Breast Cancer Risk-Reduction

A position paper for health care providers developed by the MCC Breast Cancer Risk Advisory Committee

webinar View the webinar here!

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Members In Action Members in Action

 

Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Lawrence succeeds Max S. Wicha, M.D., who founded the Cancer Center 27 years ago. Read more

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ACCESS Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign is featured in The Arab American News. Hiam Hamade, supervisor of the ACCESS Chronic Disease Prevention Program and a breast cancer survivor, is quoted in the article.

ACCESS

ACCESS associates from the Community Health and Research Center (L-R) Hoda Eldaou, Hiam Hamade, Ghada Aziz, and Suhir Abdulghafoor.

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Kenda Klotz and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Lung Cancer Screening Program are featured in an mLIVE article. Since May 2013, 522 people have been screened and 13 cases of cancer diagnosed. Read more

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Lori Pearl-Kraus, PhD, as part of her work with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, was awarded a  Michigan Department of Community 2015 Health Innovation Grant for a cancer wellness and exercise program.  Other MCC member organizations, including Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence Health System also received funding to carry out wellness and cancer prevention and control activities.  Congratulations to all.

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For past articles - please CLICK HERE.

What's New What's New

The National Colorectal Cancer Round Table announces a new resource – the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook: Effective Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. The guidebook is designed to educate, empower and mobilize three key audiences who are not getting screened for colorectal cancer: the newly insured, the insured, procrastinator/rationalizer, and the financially challenged. The  guidebook shares what is known about reaching these hard-to-persuade groups using new tested messages.

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The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is now accepting applications for the 15th Annual “Careers in Cancer Control Research” Summer Institute. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 13, 2015. Read more

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The MDCH Tobacco Program has a new website with a new look and lots of updated information. It also features a special right-side Tobacco Quick Links that makes it easy for users to access in demand information such as referring patients to the Quitline, Michigan tobacco statistics, policy guide on e-cigarettes, reports, and campaigns. Check out the new website at: www.michigan.gov/tobacco

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The Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section in collaboration with the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division is pleased to announce the release of the report entitled “Health Risk Behaviors among Hispanic Adults within the State of Michigan, 2012.” This report presents estimates from the 2012 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the first survey to focus on Hispanic adults in Michigan and provide state-specific, population based estimates. A summary report entitled Health Status of Hispanic Adults in Michigan” was created to accompany the full report.

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2014 MCC Annual Mtg

The 2014 MCC Annual Meeting was held
Wednesday, November 5 at
the Henry Center in Lansing, MI.
For more information click HERE.

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The Patient Advocate Foundation, through its Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program, has announced new funding that will expand service offered to patients with Breast and Cervical Cancer as well as those with Hepatitis C, Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes who are in need of financial assistance.

To apply for assistance in one of these funds, or any fund offered by CPR, please visit www.copays.org/diseases or call (866) 512-3861 to speak directly with a Medical Intake Specialist.