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September 2016 is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Tools of the Month - 2015 - 2016


Members In Action Members in Action

Hiam Hamade (ACCESS Community Health Center) shared her story in a new book so that other Arab women will know what to expect with breast reconstruction.  A number of breast cancer survivors share their story in the new book "Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What's Right for You,'' by retired Detroit Free Press medical writer Patricia Anstett and Free Press Photographer Kathleen Galligan.

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Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D., MPH, deputy center director and executive vice president for Research and Academic Affairs at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor and associate chair in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently elected to a three-year term on the International Lung Cancer Consortium's Steering Committee. See Press Release

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The Blue Fund program, offered by the Michigan Institute of Urology's Men's Health Foundation, provides limited, short-term financial assistance to prostate cancer patients in Michigan during active treatment. More information on assistance and how to apply is available.

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Clinical Oncology News featured an article by Lauren Hamel, PhD, Karmanos Cancer Institute. Financial Burden of Cancer Treatment Runs Deep

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The Mary Free Bed, YMCA and Flowerland Stores sponsor Cancer Healing and Prevention events

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MCC Board Member, Pat Gavin, R.Ph., has accepted an invitation to serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Cancer Research Committee.
Congratulations, Pat!

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MCC Priorities
What's New What's New


The MCC Announces Two New Awards - Nomination Process Now Open! In addition to the Spirit of Collaboration Award, the MCC is introducting TWO new awards, the MCC Champion Award and the MCC Inspiration Award (this will honor a survivor). See links below for complete award information.
All nominations are due by Friday, August 26th.

MCC Spirit of Collaboration Award
MCC Champion Award
MCC Inspiration Award

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July 2016 MCC Update - check it out for cancer news and resources.

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Hills and Dales General Hospital, in Cass City, proudly announces they are now offering a low-dose CT lung cancer screening program. The program is for people 55-77 years of age, who have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes per day for the last 30 years, and are current smokers or ones who have quit smoking within the last 15 years. Having received their accreditation, Hills and Dales began offering the program in May.

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MCC stakeholder, Randy Hillard, MD, is featured in the May 2016 edition of CURE magazine.   The article, “Learning From the Best: On Patients Who Respond Well to Cancer Treatment,” includes Dr. Hillard’s personal cancer story and exceptional response to treatment.

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The June 2016 Edition of HPV VACs from the American Cancer Society

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