Wisconsin Cancer News


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.

Click here to complete the nomination form.

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.



2015 Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit: "Aligning Partners, Priorities and the Plan" 

The 2015 Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit will be held on May 28, 2015 at The Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI. This year's Summit, "Aligning Partners, Priorities and the Plan" will unveil the 2015-2020 WI CCC Plan and set the stage for the next five years of comprehensive cancer control in Wisconsin.

Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society, will deliver the Keynote Address, offering a national perspective and a call to action for our Wisconsin partners. Stay tuned and visit the 2015 Summit webpage for more info. Click here to register - deadline May 20th.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

8:30am - 4:30pm

Madison Concourse Hotel

1 W Dayton St. Madison, WI 53703


Breast Cancer Conference for Community Health Workers 2015 

Conference Location
Italian Conference Center
631 E Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Conference Details

Conference Begins: March 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Conference Ends: March 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015

You are invited to attend a FREE professional development conference for community health workers. Help women in southeast Wisconsin learn about breast health, breast cancer risk factors, prevention and early detection.

Visit exhibitors from a variety of organizations and enjoy a free continental breakfast and lunch.

 For questions regarding conference content, contact Heidi Loving at 262.523.5512 or via email at heidi.loving@cancer.org.

Register Now


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents the Inaugural Leukemia Survivorship Conference

Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center 1 N Main St. Oshkosh, WI 54901

 Visit the conference website for more information at www.leukemiaconference.com

 Registration for all attendees is required. 

Online: www.leukemiaconference.com 
Email: Allison.Spitzer@lls.org
Phone: 262-785-4220

This free, educational opportunity will include mid-morning refreshments and lunch. We welcome anyone impacted by leukemia: patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Nurses and social workers in attendance will receive 5.0 continuing education units. Learning objectives for all participants include:  Increased understanding of leukemia diagnosis and progression  Understanding treatment decisions and the standard of care  Strategies for disease management and long-term effects of treatment (survivorship issues)  Increased knowledge of emerging therapies and novel treatments  Increased knowledge of leukemia sub-types (AML, ALL, CML, CLL)



4th WI Survivorship Forum Announced-"Celebrate Life"

We invite you to join others in Wisconsin for a FREE day of learning, sharing and networking where cancer survivors and providers have an equal voice to listen and dialogue with each other!

June 3, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm
Rock Garden Conference Center
1951 Bond St. Green Bay, WI 54303

Learn more.

IOM Report: Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

More than a decade after the IOM first studied the quality of cancer care, the barriers to achieving excellent care for all cancer patients remain daunting. Therefore, the IOM convened a committee of experts to examine the quality of cancer care in the United States and formulate recommendations for improvement. Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis presents the committee’s findings and recommendations.

The committee concluded that the cancer care delivery system is in crisis due to a growing demand for cancer care, increasing complexity of treatment, a shrinking workforce, and rising costs. Changes across the board are urgently needed to improve the quality of cancer care. All stakeholders – including cancer care teams, patients and their families, researchers, quality metrics developers, and payers, as well as HHS, other federal agencies, and industries – must reevaluate their current roles and responsibilities in cancer care and work together to develop a higher quality cancer care delivery system. Working toward the recommendations outlined in this report, the cancer care community can improve the quality of life and outcomes for people facing a cancer diagnosis.

Learn more, click on the links or video below:

Slides and Recommendations

Questions Patients Can Ask Their Care Team




 ACS CPS-3 Banner

If you’ve ever wondered how you can change the world, here is your chance. We are looking for people to help us create a cancer-free world – a world with more birthdays. You can do that by volunteering for our Cancer Prevention Study-3. Through this study, you can help the American Cancer Society better understand how to prevent cancer and save lives.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make an impact on this and future generations.
Southeast Wisconsin will host several enrollment opportunities at a variety of sites from April 25 to May 10, 2013. If you volunteer, you will help us reach our ultimate goal – to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. To schedule your appointment choose an enrollment site below.

For more information visit cancer.org/cps3 or e-mail cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888

Who is eligible to participate?

Anyone who:

  • Is willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, which involves completing periodic follow-up surveys at home
  • Is between 30 and 65 years old
  • Has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer)

What does study participation involve?
The enrollment process involves two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, you will be asked to:

  • Read and sign an informed consent form.
  • Complete a brief written survey.
  • Provide some physical measurements.
  • Give a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit – 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist.

At home, you will complete a more comprehensive baseline survey that asks for information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health. (Some locations will offer this survey as part of the in-person enrollment process.) Upon completion of the enrollment steps, we will continue to mail follow-up surveys every few years to update your information. CPS-3 is not a clinical study, so participants will not receive individual blood test results. If you have specific concerns, you should consult your doctor. We will send annual newsletters to tell you about ongoing research in the Cancer Prevention Studies. And you will know that your continued participation is making a difference in creating a world with more birthdays and less cancer.

9th Annual Sankofa Health and Wellness Forum

Join Honorary Chairs Eric Vonn, WMCS and Bailey Coleman, WKKV-V100.7 on:

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
North Division High School
1011 W. Center St. Milwaukee

Workshops start with breakfast at 8:30 AM.

Registrations Options include:

Call 888.532.7581  Online: http//www.seeuthere.com/ACS/Sankofa2013   Onsite registrations begins at 7:00 AM.


Stillwaters Cancer Support Services and Cancer Support Community Greater Milwaukee Plan to Combine Their Efforts to Better Serve Patients


Waukesha, WI, November 30, 2012 – Stillwaters Cancer Support Services and Cancer

Support Community Greater Milwaukee, the area’s two leading providers of support services for people living with cancer, announced today that they plan to combine their efforts.


Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Stillwaters will expand its services to cancer patients and their families by assuming responsibility for key programs now offered by Cancer Support Community Greater Milwaukee. Read more.


ABCD Mentors & Former Y-ME Peer Counselors Team Up

ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, is pleased to announce that with the help of many former Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization volunteers and staff members, it will enrich its approach to one-to-one support by expanding and enhancing its nearly fourteen year-old Helpline service.

Y-ME, one of the oldest breast cancer support organizations in the world, closed its doors in July 2012 after 34 years.  Its primary service was a 24/7 hotline supported entirely by breast cancer survivors.

Learn more.


WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit - Save the Date

The 10th Annual WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee. The topic of focus will be "Community ‐ Clinical Linkages to
Improve Cancer Control".

Dr. Richard Wender, Alumni Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Wender heads one of the most successful comprehensive primary care departments in the the nation. He was the first primary care clinician to serve as President of the American Cancer Society, helping to guide their access to care initiative. The summit will feature breakouts on a variety of topics including provider education, addressing disparities, and utilizing community health workers. Please mark your calendars!

Learn more.


2012 3rd Annual Wisconsin Survivorship Forum     

Live 2012 - A Day of Learning about Life after Cancer for Survivors and Providers

When: June 6, 2012  

           8:30am - 3:30pm

 Where: Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union

Learn More and register


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