Helping you understand cancer-related policy issues

Wide-scale change cannot happen without effective public policy. This is why the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative closely monitors local, state, and federal policy issues affecting Wisconsin’s cancer burden. It’s also why we're the only group in Wisconsin that convenes health policy advocates from around the state to focus on cancer issues.

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Learn about cancer-related policy issues that can affect your work and community.

Policy Review newsletter

Read our quarterly newsletter about cancer policy.

Track Legislation

Get e-alerts on state legislation. (External link)


Use our cancer control resources to get the information you need when talking with decision-makers.

Resource Center

Filter our full list of resources by cancer type, resource type, keyword/topic, and more.


Help advance the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative's Policy Agenda.

The WCC Policy Committee develops and monitors a biennial Policy Agenda designed to reduce our state's cancer burden and advance the goals of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan. You can help.

Policy Agenda 2023-2024

Wisconsin Cancer Plan

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Meet the Policy Committee

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative’s Policy Committee brings together health policy experts from a wide variety of health-related organizations to focus on cancer policy issues. The Policy Committee offers guidance to staff, supports the policy work of other member organizations, and actively engages in emerging cancer-related policy issues. Meet our current members:


Kurt Oettel, MD
Medical Director, Cancer Services
Gundersen Health System


Elizabeth Adams
DHS WI Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Treatment Program

Henry Anderson, MD
UW Dept of Population Health Sciences

Dana Bacon
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Carmyn Berg
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Beth Brunner
Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative

Maureen Busalacchi
Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project

Molly Collins
American Lung Association

Ginny Finn, JD
Cancer Survivor Advocate

Rob Gundermann
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups

Nicole Hudzinski
American Heart Association

Jeremy Levin
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Sara Sahli
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Connie Schulze
UW Health

Nathan Schwanz
Medical College of Wisconsin

Sarah Strawbridge

Nikki Toldness
Marshfield Clinic

Wendy Vander Zanden
DHS WI Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Treatment Program

Darcie Warren
WPHA & WALHDB Representative

Paul Westrick
Former Chair & Advocate