Members In Action Members in Action

Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, leader of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and co-leader of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, recently received the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award for Physicians in the area of clinical research. The award was given for his investigation into mammography use and the rates of breast cancer mortality in women 75 years and older.

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MCC Lung Cancer Early Detection Workgroup member, Doug Arenberg, MD, is quoted in New York Times article On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer Screening

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A new study published February 16, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Patient-Centered Medical Home model improved overall cancer screening rates for colon, breast and cervical cancer.
Source: PR Newswire, March 17, 2015

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What's New What's New
  Look for this icon!  Some of our MCC Organizations offer CLINICAL TRIAL services.  Click the icon for additional information!

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The Comprehensive Cancer Control Unit within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce a Request For Proposal (RFP) for Cancer Control Community Implementation Projects, 2015-2017.

The RFP’s purpose is to increase local implementation activities for cancer prevention and control as well as breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening. By working together and utilizing evidence-based strategies, strides can be made to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality, and also improve cancer survivorship, in Michigan communities.

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Lung Cancer Early Detection Resources
for MCC Members and their Patients

This very brief video describes resources developed by the MCC Lung Cancer Early Detection Workgroup in 2014. The quick overview introduces the following documents: Lung Cancer Screening References and Resources, Tobacco Dependency Treatment Resource, Position Statements on Lung Cancer Screening, Questions and Answers about CT Scans.

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   Archived items available. Please email your request to info@michigancancer.org.