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2006 Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Awards 2006 Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Awards Presentation Transcript

  • 2006 Michigan Cancer Consortium Spirit of Collaboration Awards Acknowledgments &
  • Spirit of Collaboration Awards
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  • Without bridges, the best-built roads lead nowhere, the most impressive visions remain invisible, and the best-laid plans fail. The MCC is building bridges between organizations that are collaborating to conquer cancer. Congratulations to the following 2006 Spirit of Collaboration Award Winners – for building bridges and making powerful connections.
  • Spirit of Collaboration Award Winners
  • Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Pilot Program “ Great collaboration in an underserved area of the State including a county with a significant colorectal cancer mortality rate.” - Reviewer District Health Department #10 (DHD #10) and Spectrum Health - Reed City Campus collaborated to provide services as part of a colorectal cancer screening pilot project funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health. DHD #10 provided outreach, risk assessment, FOBT kit materials, program planning, and coordination to uninsured residents in Lake and Mecosta Counties. Spectrum Health provided colonoscopy screening, including physician services, pathology services, and treatment services to the uninsured project participants. Spectrum Health also provided a liaison contact, which functioned as a nurse case manager/patient advocate. Her role was to ensure an efficient process of scheduling, preparation, and follow up throughout the colonoscopy procedure. This liaison also served as the main contact person between the health department and the hospital by assisting with program implementation and billing issues. Seventy-four (74) uninsured residents of Lake and Mecosta counties received risk assessment, screening, and education on colorectal cancer, including screening for risk factors and symptoms. Of the 74, twenty-one received colonoscopies. Preliminary results show a significant number of participants needing polyp removal; no cancer to date. In addition to the clinical outcomes, this collaboration also resulted in other numerous benefits. Through this program and partnership, a strong basis has been developed for continued screening efforts. For example, this concept has been shared with the Regional Cancer Steering Committee serving Northwest Central Michigan. The committee is developing a project proposal to provide broad cancer early detection screening opportunities to targeted communities. This proposal will be submitted as a federal Rural Outreach Grant this fall and will include screening for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancers, as determined by the committee. Collaborating Partners:
    • District Health Department #10
    • Spectrum Health - Reed City Campus
  • Digital Mammography Position Papers for Providers and Consumers “ This Collaboration was an example of how important research information can be relayed in a timely manner to the residents & health care providers of Michigan.” - Reviewer Members of the Breast Cancer Advisory Committee formed a workgroup to discuss the results of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST) conducted from 2001-2005 by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network. Dr. Murray Rebner, one of the researchers who participated in the study, was consulted to discuss the key findings from the study and implications that may impact mammography screening for Michigan women. The workgroup then developed guidance regarding mammography screening in the form of position papers from the Michigan Cancer Consortium for both providers and consumers in the state of Michigan.  The April 2006 position papers for providers ( Digital Mammography: Comparison with Screen-Film Mammography) and consumers (Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Mammography) were posted on the MCC website and distributed to providers and mammography facilities throughout Michigan.   The provider paper was downloaded 313 times from the MCC website; the consumer paper was downloaded 201 times. The position papers were referenced in a May 30, 2006 Wall Street Journal article as well as appearing in several newspaper articles in neighboring states. Collaborating Partners:
    • Gerald Aben, MD - Michigan State University
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH - Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Sharolyn Gonzalez, OCN, RN - Sparrow Regional Cancer Center
    • Nancy Gregory, MD - William Beaumont Hospital
    • Mark Helvie, MD - University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Bruce Matkovich - Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Stephanie Patterson, MD - University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Murray Rebner, MD - Michigan Radiological Society, William Beaumont Hospital
    • Frank Vicini, MD - William Beaumont Hospital
    • Max Wicha, MD - University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • MI SmokeFree Apartment Initiative “ All I can say is Wow! They made an impact from the UP to SE Michigan!” - Reviewer For many years, local health departments have received complaints from tenants in apartment buildings on their exposure to second hand smoke, but the health departments had very little legal advice for these people. The MI SmokeFree Apartment Initiative was implemented by The Center for Social Gerontology through their Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP), who contracted with the Michigan Department of Community Health's Tobacco Section in 19 of Michigan's 83 counties in 2004-2005, in conjunction with 10 local health departments and their tobacco reduction coalitions. This partnership matched legal advice with the local health departments public awareness campaigns, which included an award-winning website (www.mismokefreeapartment.org), radio ads, billboards, and postcard mailers, to reduce second hand smoke exposure as well as provide yet another reason to quit smoking. The MI SmokeFree Apartment Initiative became a great success and created an enthusiastic espirit de corps among its partners in the local health departments and coalitions. In the first 9 months, over 200 smokefree apartments were identified, many landlords were assisted in going smokefree, and many tenants’ exposure to second hand smoked was reduced. In 9 months, the initiative dramatically raised public awareness of this issue in Michigan and began to change social norms about people's rights to smokefree living in multi-unit residences. In July 2005, new goals for this project were set and over-achieved. Collaborating Partners:
    • The Center for Social Gerontology: Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
    • Chippewa County Health Department
    • Dickinson-Iron District Health Department
    • Genesee County Health Department
    • Ingham County Health Department
    • LMAS District Health Department
    • Marquette County Health Department
    • Michigan Department of Community Health - Tobacco Section
    • Ogemaw County Health Department
    • Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties
    • Washtenaw County Health Department
    • Western UP District Health Department
  • Network-Wide Colorectal Cancer Screening and Education in Mid-Michigan “ Wow! This is an extremely well thought out and executed collaboration. This project seems abound with cancer champions. The fact that they explicitly set up the project so that they could collect data was unusual all by itself. Exceptional.” - Reviewer
    • Representatives from the Great Lakes Cancer Institute (GLCI) - Bay City, Flint, Lansing, and Lapeer, the GLCI Director of Community Outreach and Education, the American Cancer Society, and Beckman Coulter Inc. collaborated to promote colorectal cancer screening and education in mid-Michigan. Major results of the collaboration included: 
    • Development of a single screening education message that covered the majority of a 22 county area in mid-Michigan by way of radio and newspaper advertising and television and newspaper feature articles.
    • 444 people called to request a free FOBT kit by mail or to attend a seminar and receive a FOBT kit.
    • Personal contact (by phone, in person, or both) was made to 444 people in mid-Michigan regarding the screening process, FOBT instructions, and the importance of screening for colorectal cancer in order to prevent and cure this type of cancer in our communities.
    • 61.1% of the people that requested an FOBT completed and returned it.
    • Identified 12 individuals that tested positive for fecal occult blood. All are being personally followed and have had a colonoscopy or have a colonoscopy scheduled.
    • Next year, the collaborative will attempt to commit gastroenterology groups in each major market area to provide a specific number of colonoscopies per group for individuals that test positive on a FOBT and do not have health insurance to cover the cost of their follow up testing and care.
    Collaborating Partners:
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc. - Lansing and Flint Areas
    • Bay Regional Medical Center
    • Beckman Coulter Inc.
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute
    • Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • Lapeer Regional Medical Center
    • McLaren Regional Medical Center
  • Patient Notification of Abnormal Pap Test Results “ This is a very striking collaborative project that accomplished what it set out to do: find out the feasibility and acceptability of launching a patient notification project. The findings of the project should open up the door for other health systems to consider that there may be gaps in their patient notification systems which could be closed by implementing this type of secondary notification system.” - Reviewer According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10-15% of invasive cervical cancer is due to women with abnormal Paps who are lost to follow-up. The Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee (CCAC) felt that having labs contact women directly about abnormal Pap results (rather than assuming the clinician is doing so) might encourage the woman to have follow-up diagnostic testing. A subgroup of the CCAC designed a pilot project in which a clinical laboratory contacted women directly, in writing, of abnormal or unsatisfactory Pap test results. Although process data were the primary focus of the pilot project, the team was able to document both process and outcome data. The lab was able to notify 99.8% of women of their abnormal or unsatisfactory results. The lab documented that 78% of women with abnormal Paps (HSIL, AGC, SCC, AIS) had appropriate follow-up pathology received by the lab. In some of the remaining cases, appropriate follow-up was done and not reported to the lab. After implementation, about half of the providers who provided feedback on the system said that the pilot notification system probably or definitely reduced risk to them as a provider. Although there was mixed feedback about its value or impact, 61% of responding providers said this method of notification should be implemented on a permanent basis. Collaborating Partners:
    • Carl Christensen, MD, PhD – Detroit Medical Center
    • Samuel Hirsch, MD – St. Joseph Mercy Health System
    • Mutjaba Husain, MD – Detroit Medical Center
    • Carolyn Johnston, MD – University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Rachel Nosowsky, JD – University of Michigan Health System
    • Maureen O’Higgins, MS, RN – American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Frances Pouch Downes, PhD – Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Emily Volk, MD – William Beaumont Hospital
    • Lauren Zoschnick, MD – University of Michigan Health System
  • Spirit of Collaboration Award Honorable Mentions
  • Arabic Prostate Cancer Education Booklet “ The project addressed a real need for material in Arabic and can be used for any Arabic population.” - Reviewer The prostate cancer decision aid, Making the Choice: Deciding What to Do About Early Stage Prostate Cancer , was developed by the Michigan Cancer Consortium Prostate Cancer Action Committee (PCAC) using a research-based developmental process. However, the PCAC recognized that there is a very large population of Arab men in Michigan and that Arab men develop prostate cancer but often are not provided information needed to understand their disease in their own language; therefore, they may not be fully informed about their options. As a result, Dr. Sakr translated and back translated into Arabic the plain language decision aid for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. ACCESS recruited Arab men from the community to become the models used in the booklet illustrations and unveiled the booklet at the Spring National Arab American Health Conference. A total of 250 booklets were distributed at the conference that attracted a number of health care systems that serve Arab Americans in South Eastern Michigan. Both Dr. Sakr and ACCESS are working to disseminate approximately 1,500 booklets to men and providers who serve them throughout the Arab community. The overwhelming acceptance of the booklet among the Arab community is yet another piece of evidence that involving individuals from local communities in cancer control strategies creates ownership of the endeavor and community-wide awareness. As a result of this collaboration, Arab speaking men in Michigan who are diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer now have access to a comprehensive educational tool. This tool informs men clearly about treatment options that are available and provides an explanation of side effects and advantages of each treatment modality and consequently allows Arab patients to make an informed decision on a timely basis. Collaborating Partners:
    • Wael Sakr, MD – Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center
    • ACCESS Community Health Center
  • Body & Soul – A Celebration of Life and Healthy Eating “ The program is an innovative and effective way to influence lifestyle changes to improve health and cancer prevention in a special population that can be replicated nationwide.” - Reviewer Body & Soul is a health initiative to encourage congregations to eat more fruits and vegetables. Using evidence-based research, this program uses a four pillar approach: Pillar I – Pastoral; Pillar II -Activities that promote healthy eating; Pillar III - A church environment that promotes healthy eating; and Pillar IV - Peer counseling that motivates church members to eat a healthy diet. The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Progressive Baptist Churches, Ford Hospital - Your Journey to Wellness, and American Cancer Society (ACS) all came together to support this program effort in their respective areas. ACS implemented all of the training, and the University of Michigan provided training for the peer counseling and physical activity component. Sixteen churches and over 30 peer counselors were trained. Churches implementing Body & Soul are seeing marked interest in the health of their congregations. The churches are even planning programs to educate their members on health issues that most affect the African American community. They are also setting policy to establish a healthier church environment that will impact these churches for years to come. Collaborating Partners:
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc. - Flint Office, Metro Detroit Service Center
    • Ford Hospital - Your Journey to Wellness
    • Michigan Steps Up
    • National Cancer Institute - Consumer Information Service
    • Progressive National Baptist Churches
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • CRAN of Washtenaw County “ Excellent community participation and support.” - Reviewer The Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network (CRAN) of Washtenaw County is a diverse group of community members, cancer survivors, worksite organizations, universities, and health care centers in Washtenaw County that joined forces in 2005 to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening guidelines and to increase early detection of colorectal cancer. CRAN of Washtenaw County developed a 45-60 minute prevention and education program (roadshow) that includes an agenda, power point slide show, quiz, evaluation, and speaker notes. The following eight presentations were conducted during March and April 2006: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti), Business Professional Women (Monroe), NSF International (Ann Arbor), Pfizer Inc. (Ann Arbor), Frenchtown Senior Center (Monroe), JC Penney Retirees (Monroe), Washtenaw County Government Retirees (Ypsilanti), and Brighton High School Media Center (Brighton). Collaborating Partners:
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Blue Care Network
    • CareChoices
    • Colorectal cancer survivors
    • Community members
    • Eastern Michigan University
    • Healthy Asian Americans Project
    • Huron Gastroenterology
    • M-CARE
    • Michigan Association of Health Plans
    • National Cancer Institute
    • NSF International
    • Pfizer Oncology
    • St. Joseph Mercy Cancer Care Center
    • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
    • University of Michigan - Comprehensive Cancer Center, Program for Multicultural Health, and University Students Against Cancer
    • Washtenaw County Department of Public Health
  • Prostate Cancer Control Plan for Michigan Over two years, a panel of prostate cancer experts and advocates assessed progress made since 1998, the current state of the science, and the collective experience of the panel's members to develop new prostate cancer control recommendations to guide the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Cancer Consortium for the next few years. The Advisory Committee on Prostate Cancer formed three workgroups to focus on 1) primary and secondary prevention; 2) treatment; and 3) survivorship issues. Crosscutting issues of epidemiology, accessibility, disparities, and genetics were also considered. A goal was identified for each of the three focus areas accompanied by specific measurable objectives and strategies to achieve the desired goal. Panel members worked together to reach consensus on difficult issues such as screening/early detection, genetics, and risk assessment and controversies about watchful waiting and late-stage treatment. The clear consensus was reached that the greatest unmet need was to address long term survivorship.  Prostate cancer remains a difficult disease to address. It is possible to detect the disease early, but there is no evidence that such early detection will reduce mortality. When prostate cancer is detected a man is faced with difficult treatment decisions each of which leads to side effects that need to be managed. Emotions run high around each of these issues. The collaborative consensus to focus on improving quality of life for the more than 80,000 prostate cancer survivors will re-direct local regional and statewide activities toward a unified goal guided by Michigan men and their families that will benefit most. Collaborating Partners:
    • Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Department of Medicine
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Blue Care Network
    • Grand Rapids Community Oncology Program
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute
    • Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance
    • Michigan Department of Community Health - Michigan Cancer Surveillance
    • Michigan State University – Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and Department of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • University of Michigan – Department of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Urology, School of Nursing
    • Wayne State University – Department of Urology
    • William Beaumont Hospital - Prostate Cancer Support Group
    “ Truly a collaboration with so many health systems, community orgs, and individuals.” - Reviewer
  • Wayne State University End-of-Life Interdisciplinary Course “ This collaboration shows that End of Life care is just as complex and in need of interdisciplinary teamwork as preventative & chronic medical care.” - Reviewer An interdisciplinary end-of-life (EOL) graduate course was initiated in 2001 in response to an identified need to address EOL education issues in the Wayne State University (WSU) community. The course was developed by a grass-roots group (EOLIP) with a long-term goal of improving EOL care in the Detroit Metropolitan area via education and collaboration between academics and service providers. This course is the product of an ongoing collaboration of academics and service providers representing 16 units of WSU and a dozen care provider organizations serving the WSU community. Begun as the WSU Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Project, the collaboration has now become a vital part of the WSU Center to Advance Palliative-Care Excellence (CAPEWAYNE) and has produced a number of products including the graduate course and a book (Gelfand, et al 2005) This successful graduate (and upper division) course on EOL issues is cross-listed by five university departments and programs and is fully enrolled each time it is offered. Student evaluations of teaching for the course and other forms of feedback suggest that this course has been life altering for many students and growth producing for most. Collaborating Partners:
    • Hospice of Michigan
    • Hospices of Henry Ford and several other area academic and service programs
    • Wayne State University – Center to Advance Palliative-Care Excellence (CAPEWAYNE), Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, End-of-Life Interdisciplinary Project, Library and Information Science Program, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, College of Medicine, College of Nursing
  • Acknowledgments
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  • The MCC is committed to an environment of creativity and innovation, tapping our resources to explore new options, where everyday is a new opportunity, where powerful waves begin as ripples. Thank you, MCC Committee Members, for your continuous innovation and driving the Consortium’s performance and growth. Without change, the MCC cannot progress. And without progress, there can be no future.
  • Board of Directors
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
    • Great Lake Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Vicki Rakowski, RN, ET (Co-Chair)
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Marie Beisel, MSN, CPHQ, RN
    • MPRO
    • Mark J. Bertler, CAE
    • Michigan Association for Local Public Health
    • Robert Chapman, MD
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • John W. Finn, MD
    • Hospice of Michigan
    • Adnan Hammad, PhD
    • ACCESS Community Health Center
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Carolyn Johnston, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Marc Keshishian, MD
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Mary Noel, PhD, MPH, RD
    • Michigan State University
    • John C. Ruckdeschel, MD
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP
    • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc.
    • Frank Vicini, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Max Wicha, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Governance Committee
    • Constance J. Conger, MBA, RN (Chair)
    • Mount Clemens General Hospital
    • Mark J. Bertler, CAE
    • Michigan Association for Local Public Health
    • Robert Giffel
    • Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
    • Adnan Hammad, PhD
    • ACCESS Community Health Center
    • Janice C. Klos, CAE
    • Michigan Academy of Family Physicians
    • Richard Murdock, MPH
    • Michigan Association of Health Plans
    • Vicki Rakowski, RN, ET
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP
    • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc.
    • Charles H. Sherwin, MS, CPHQ, RN
    • Alpena Regional Medical Center – Alpena Cancer Center
  • Membership Committee
    • George Sedlacek, MA (Chair)
    • Marquette County Health Department
    • Rick Hay, MD, PhD (Vice Chair)
    • Van Andel Research Institute
    • Marie Beisel, MSN, CPHQ, RN
    • MPRO
    • Robert Chapman, MD
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Carol Rapson, MD
    • Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology
    • Barb Rivenburgh, RN
    • Dottie Rodriguez, APRN-BC
    • National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Michigan Chapter
  • Annual Meeting Planning Committee
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN (Chair)
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Deb Bisel, RN (Chair Elect)
    • Spectrum Health Cancer Program
    • Leslie Algren
    • Deb Duquette, MS, CGC
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Susan Dusseau, MA
    • Tobacco-Free Michigan
    • Mary East, MD, FACS
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Timothy Fitzgerald, MD
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Gary Kirk, MD, MPH
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Katy Munns
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Maureen O’Higgins, MS, RN
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Tom Peterson, MD
    • Healthier Communities
    • Sam Silver, MD
    • Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology
    • Judy Stewart
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Mark Valaceck, MPH
    • Genesee County Health Department
    • Sally Webster
    • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network
  • Communications Subcommittee
    • Gary McMullen (Chair)
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
  • Advocacy Committee
    • Judy Stewart (Chair)
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Mark J. Bertler, CAE
    • Michigan Association for Local Public Health
    • Rick Bossard
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Carol Christner
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • David Finkbeiner
    • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
    • Kelly Gasior
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Karen Holcomb-Merrill
    • Tobacco-Free Michigan
    • Carolyn Johnston, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Bill Mayer, MD, MPH
    • Michigan Primary Care Association
    • Connie McNeal
    • Sisters Network, Flint Affiliate Chapter
    • Vicki Rakowski, RN, ET
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Jeff Towns
    • Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
    • Lynn Weimeister
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Linda Wineski
    • Henry Ford Health System
  • Organizational Planning Committee
    • Charles H. Sherwin, MS, CPHQ, RN (Chair)
    • Alpena Regional Medical Center – Alpena Cancer Center
    • Mark J. Bertler, CAE
    • Michigan Association for Local Public Health
    • Constance J. Conger, MBA, RN
    • Mount Clemens General Hospital
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • E. Yvonne Lewis
    • Faith Access to Community Economic Development
    • Gary McMullen
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Vicki Rakowski, RN, ET
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP
    • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc.
    • Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP
    • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc.
  • Ad-Hoc Funding Committee
    • Robert Chapman, MD (Co-Chair)
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Frank Vicini, MD (Co-Chair)
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Rick Hay, MD, PhD
    • Van Andel Research Institute
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • John C. Ruckdeschel, MD
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Amy Slonim, PhD
    • Michigan Public Health Institute
    • Max Wicha, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer Advisory Committee
    • Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS (Co-Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Tara Washington, MD (Co-Chair)
    • Detroit Medical Center
    • Max Wicha, MD (Co-Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Gerald Aben, MD
    • Michigan Radiological Society
    • Paul Adams, MD
    • Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
    • Margaret Aguwa, DO, MPH
    • Michigan State University
    • Leslie Algren
    • Robert Boorstein, DO, FACOS
    • Michigan State University
    • Robert Burack, MD, MPH
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Lesley S. Dufner, MS
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Deb Eggleston, MD
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Linda French, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • Neal Goldstein, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Sharolyn Gonzalez, OCN, RN
    • Sparrow Regional Medical Center
    • Nancy Gregory, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Breast Cancer Advisory Committee cont.
    • Hiam Hamade, RN
    • ACCESS Community Health Center
    • Mark Helvie, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Marianne Lange, MD, FACS
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Bruce Matkovich
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Elaine McIntosh, RN
    • Michigan Nurses Association
    • Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Janet R. Osuch, MD, MS
    • Michigan State University
    • Stephanie Patterson, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Dolores Rawlings, RN
    • Kalamazoo Black Nurses Association
    • Vanessa Reyes, RN
    • Providence Cancer Institute
    • Bernadine Sherwood, MSA, OCN, RN
    • Van Elsander Cancer Center
    • Connie Szczepanek, RN
    • Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
    • Frank Vicini, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Breast Cancer Advisory Committee cont.
    • Karen Patricia Williams, PhD
    • Michigan State University
    • Julie Zenger-Hain, PhD, FACMG
    • Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Workgroup
    • Max Wicha, MD (Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Leslie Algren
    • Robert Burack, MD, MPH
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Linda French, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • Sharolyn Gonzalez, OCN, RN
    • Sparrow Regional Cancer Center
    • Hiam Hamade, RN
    • ACCESS Community Health Center
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Marianne Lange, MD
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, FACS
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Janet R. Osuch, MD, MS
    • Michigan State University
    • Karen Patricia Williams
    • Michigan State University
  • Breast Cancer Digital Mammography Workgroup
    • Max Wicha, MD (Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Gerald Aben, MD
    • Michigan Radiological Society
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Sharolyn Gonzalez, OCN, RN
    • Sparrow Regional Medical Center
    • Nancy Gregory, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Mark Helvie, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Bruce Matkovich
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Stephanie Patterson, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Murray Rebner, MD
    • Michigan Radiological Society
    • Frank Vicini, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
  • Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee
    • Carolyn Johnston, MD (Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Nancy Berman, MSN, APRN, BC
    • Millennium Medical Group
    • Carl Christensen, MD, PhD
    • Harper Hospital
    • Frances Pouch Downes, MD, PhD
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • John Dyke, PhD
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • James Graham, MD
    • Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
    • Samuel Hirsch, MD
    • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
    • Susan Hoppough, PhD, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Mujtaba Husain, MD
    • Hutzel Women’s Hospital
    • Kristine Judd
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Sharon Karber, RN
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Trinka Klima, MS, CNM
    • Henry Ford ACCESS Clinic
    • Katie Macomber, MPH
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Joseph Meunier, DO
    • Sparrow Regional Cancer Center
    • Mark Miller, MBA
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee cont.
    • Maureen O’Higgins, MS, RN
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Anthony Opipari, MD, PhD
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Divya A. Patel, PhD
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Thomas Petroff, DO, FACOOG
    • Michigan Association of Health Plans
    • Jackie Prokop, RN
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Barb Rivenburgh, RN
    • Mary Schubert, RN
    • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, Michigan Chapter
    Mary Vallad, MS, RN Lenawee County Health Department Michele Van Soelen, NP National Association of Nurse Practitioners Patricia Vranesich, RN Michigan Department of Community Health Emily Volk, MD William Beaumont Hospital Lauren Zoschnick, MD Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Cervical Cancer Workgroup: Reporting Pap Test Results
    • Carolyn Johnston, MD (Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Carl Christensen, MD, PhD
    • Harper Hospital
    • Frances Pouch Downes, MD, PhD
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Samuel Hirsch, MD
    • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
    • Mujtaba Husain, MD
    • Hutzel Women’s Hospital
    • Rachel Nosowsky, JD
    • University of Michigan
    • Maureen O’Higgins, MS, RN
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Emily Volk, MD
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Lauren Zoschnick, MD
    • Michigan Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee
    • Anthony F. Shields, MD, PhD (Chair)
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Pamala Bardon, MEd
    • Great Lake Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Jeffrey Brown, MSW
    • Colon Cancer Alliance
    • Mollie Burchett
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • South Central Michigan Area Service Center
    • Mary Anne Ford
    • Michigan Association of Health Plans Foundation
    • Laryssa Kaufman, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • Joseph Kinzie, MD
    • Macomb Gastroenterology
    • Mark Mancinotti
    • Pfizer Inc
    • Laurence F, McMahon, MD, MPH
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Maureen O’Higgins, MS, RN
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Brenda Pilgrim
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • South Central Michigan Area Service Center
    • Judi Suess, MD, MPH
    • Michigan State University
    • Sandy Summerfelt, RN
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • South Central Michigan Area Service Center
  • Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee cont.
    • D. Kim Turgeon, MD, FACP
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Tsu-yin Wu, PhD, RN
    • Healthy Asian Americans Project
    • Julie Zenger-Hain, PhD, FACMG
    • Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance
  • Advisory Committee on Prostate Cancer
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • David Wood, MD (Co-Chair)
    • University of Michigan Health System
    • Glenn Copeland, MBA
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Laurie DeDecker, RN
    • Michigan Cancer Genetics Alliance
    • Deb Dillingham
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Angela Fagerlin, PhD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Archilind Franklin, RN
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Evelyn Gladney, MSN, RN
    • Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
    • Michigan State University
    • Maha Hussain, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Lonnie Johnson, MSW, CSW
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • Marc Keshishian, MD
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Robert Knobel, PE
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Joan Long, RN
    • Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
  • Advisory Committee on Prostate Cancer cont.
    • Laurel Northouse, PhD, MSN, RN
    • Michigan Nurses Association
    • Claudia Parcells, MSN, FNP-BC
    • Isaac Powell, MD
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Brig. Gen. Michael J. Rice, Ret.
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • David Rovner, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • Howard Sandler, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Jerry Sims
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • Connie Szczepanek, RN
    • Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
    • Willie Underwood, MD, MS
    • Wayne State University
    • John Wei, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Prostate Cancer Action Committee
    • Angela Fagerlin, PhD (Co-Chair)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Laurel Northouse, PhD, MSN, RN (Co-Chair)
    • Michigan Nurses Association
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Caner Institute at Michigan State University
    • Evelyn Gladney, MSN, RN
    • Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD
    • Michigan State University
    • Maha Hussain, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Lonnie Johnson, MSW, CSW
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • Robert Knobel, PE
    • William Beaumont Hospital
    • Claudia Parcells, MSN, FNP-BC
    • Brig. Gen. Michael J. Rice, Ret.
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • David Rovner, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • Jerry Sims
    • Prostate Cancer Coalition of Michigan
    • John Wei, MD
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials Research Data Managers Workgroup
    • Jeanne Archer, PhD, APN
    • Beaumont Community Clinical Oncology Program
    • Linda Beekman, MBA, RN
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Beth Golden, RN
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Beth Lavasseur, MS, RN
    • Michigan Cancer Research Consortium
    • Tiffany Pearce
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Cheryl Robins, RN
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Connie Szczepanek, RN
    • Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program
    • Joan Westendorp, MS, RN
    • Kalamazoo Community Clinical Oncology Program
  • End-of-Life Implementation Committee
    • John W. Finn, MD (Co-Chair)
    • Hospice of Michigan
    • Jeff Towns (Co-Chair)
    • Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
    • Deb Dillingham
    • American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Inc.
    • Lars Egede-Nissen, MPH
    • Hospice of Lansing
    • Jeanne Lewandowsky, MD
    • Kaleidoscope Kids
    • Peg Nelson, APRN, CHPN, BC-PCM
    • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
    • Rachel Nosowsky, JD
    • University of Michigan
    • Karen S. Ogle, MD
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Harry Perlstadt, PhD
    • Michigan State University
    • Kay Presby, MPH, RN
    • Stephanie Schim, PhD, CNAA, APRN, BC
    • Michigan Public Health Association
    • Maria Silveira, MD, MPH
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Lauran Stuive-Bittinger, RN
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Sheila Vogel, ACSW
    • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
    • Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN
    • Michigan State University
  • Basic Lexicon Advisory Group
    • Aaron P. Scholnik, MD, FACP (Chair)
    • Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, Inc.
    • Gary Assarian, DO
    • Michigan Society of Pathologists
    • Timothy Fitzgerald, MD
    • The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care
    • Rick Hay, MD, PhD
    • Van Andel Research Institute
    • Michelle Hulbert
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Robert H. Knapp, MD
    • Spectrum Health Cancer Program
    • Steven Mandell, MD
    • Michigan Society of Pathologists
    • Asif Masood, MD
    • Michigan State University
    • John McPhail, MA
    • Project Manager, Lexicon Project
    • Renu Pandit, MD
    • Nat Pernick, MD
    • Michigan Society of Pathologists
    • James Richard, DO
    • Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • Chris Russell, CTR
    • Bixby Hospital
    • Wael Sakr, MD
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • John Weiss, MD
    • Marquette General Hospital
  • Clinical and Cost Database Advisory Group
    • Glenn Copeland, MBA (Chair)
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Cathy Bradley, PhD
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Carol Callaghan, MPH
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Ray Demers, MD, MPH
    • Great Lakes Cancer Institute at Michigan State University
    • Huda Fadel, PhD
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Charles Given, PhD
    • Michigan State University
    • Marc Keshishian, MD
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Sarah Lyon Callo, MA, MS
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Corrine Miller, PhD
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • Glenn Radford, MA
    • Michigan Department of Community Health
    • John C. Ruckdeschel, MD
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
    • Ann Schwartz
    • Karmanos Cancer Institute
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