The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Task Force (WBCTF) has received a "Coalitions in Action" grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure national headquarters. The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program partnered with the Komen Southeast Wisconsin affiliate to apply and was one of only six coalitions around the country to receive funding. The two-year grant will allow the WBCTF to develop projects to improve breast cancer screening rates in Wisconsin using information gathered in the Komen Southeast WI community profile.
Breast cancer screening guidelines have recently been updated by groups including the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society that present differing ages and frequencies for screening. The WBCTF does not endorse a specific recommendation but plans to address ongoing confusion and encourage women to discuss their individual risk and screening options with their provider. Grant activities will include pilot testing the WBCTF breast cancer screening conversation tool and activities that focus on consistent messaging, promotion of resources and health literacy. To learn more or get involved with the Breast Cancer Task Force click here.