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Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute-
NCI Community Cancer Centers
Program
Susan Miesfeldt, MD
Maine Medical Center
NCI Community Cancer Centers
Program (NCCCP) Overview
• Started in 2007 with initial funding of 16
sites primarily in rura...
NCI Community Cancer Centers
Program (NCCCP) Overview II
•Two-year award
•Key personnel
– Co-PIs: S Miesfeldt MD/N Col MD
...
Overall Goal:
• To improve access to quality
cancer care-- including high-
priority clinical trials-- with a
focus on rura...
NCCCP Pillars/ Pillar Leads
 Advocacy: S Miesfeldt MD
 Biospecimens: M Jones MD
 Clinical Trials: E Larsen MD/ M
Feinbe...
Specific Objectives
 Reduce cancer-related healthcare disparities among
immigrant/refugee communities, the poor and rural...
Specific Objectives II
 Improve quality of care, including access to
multidisciplinary care, genetic counseling and focus...
Treatment s.miesfeldt
Treatment s.miesfeldt
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  1. 1. Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute- NCI Community Cancer Centers Program Susan Miesfeldt, MD Maine Medical Center
  2. 2. NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) Overview • Started in 2007 with initial funding of 16 sites primarily in rural, small-town and underserved urban areas in 14 states • In April 2010, MMCCI became one of 14 newly-funded sites • MMCCI second site in New England (Hartford Hospital among initial sites)
  3. 3. NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) Overview II •Two-year award •Key personnel – Co-PIs: S Miesfeldt MD/N Col MD – Physician Leader: J Hedlund MD – Scientific Administrator: I Emery PhD – Program Administrator: B Grillo MA – Program Manager: K Blackburn MS
  4. 4. Overall Goal: • To improve access to quality cancer care-- including high- priority clinical trials-- with a focus on rural, poor and immigrant/refugee populations in Maine
  5. 5. NCCCP Pillars/ Pillar Leads  Advocacy: S Miesfeldt MD  Biospecimens: M Jones MD  Clinical Trials: E Larsen MD/ M Feinberg  Communications: D/Deatrick MPH/L Doxey MPH  Disparities: C Ewan-Whyte PhD  Information Technology: B Blumenfeld MD/ E Andersen  Quality: D Salvador MD  Survivorship/Palliative Care: P Han MD
  6. 6. Specific Objectives  Reduce cancer-related healthcare disparities among immigrant/refugee communities, the poor and rural Mainers by improving access to full spectrum of cancer-related care, including access to high-quality clinical trials  Develop partnerships with community-based organizations to support cancer-related care of the underserved  Standardize the collection of tissue and other biospecimens for clinical trials  Improve information technology, including instituting electronic health records
  7. 7. Specific Objectives II  Improve quality of care, including access to multidisciplinary care, genetic counseling and focus on ASCO-QOPI certification  Enhance survivorship and palliative care services  Support mechanisms to develop/broadly disseminate culturally- sensitive health promotion materials and cancer information resources  Communicate effectively with NCCCP stakeholders (i.e., community partners, clinicians, health systems, hospitals, clinics, DHHS, policy makers, advocacy organizations)  Promote patient advocacy as well as programmatic (NCCCP) advocacy
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