Alcohol

Alcohol & Cancer Slide Bank

We invite you to use this bank of Powerpoint slides as a tool for raising awareness about the alcohol-cancer connection in your community and when presenting to key stakeholders. These slides can be downloaded for free and can be tailored to fit your needs – add your own organization or coalition’s branding, modify the content… Read more »

Policy Roundup: Other Legislative Highlights

>> Although a popular bipartisan bill requiring retailers to place all tobacco products behind the counter passed out of the Senate last year, it stalled in its Committee in the Assembly after receiving a public hearing, and will not pass this session. This bill is a priority for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS… Read more »

Colorectal Cancer at a Glance

Screening is essential for WI’s second-leading cancer type It’s a fact that cancer screening saves lives. For  colorectal cancer , screening catches polyps before they turn into cancer, and identifies cancer in its early stages before symptoms arise. Alarmingly, 25% of Wisconsinites age 50-75 aren’t getting the recommended colorectal cancer screening. >> Here’s what you… Read more »

New FAQ: Alcohol and Cancer

Did you know Wisconsin ranks 3rd in the nation for heavy drinking and binge drinking among adults?  Most of us know heavy drinking isn’t great for our health — but what many people do not know is that alcohol use can cause cancer.   Today, we are excited to release our latest tool, the Alcohol & Cancer FAQ,… Read more »

Wisconsin Takes Step to Reduce Underage Drinking

On Friday, Dec. 8, Gov. Scott Walker signed SB 202 into law, an important step in reducing underage drinking in Wisconsin. The new “Social Host” law makes it illegal for adults to provide a location for underage drinking, regardless of who provides the alcohol. The law applies to property an adult owns or otherwise controls,… Read more »

Action Plan Webinars: Join Us

Join us!  Join us Jan. 24 & 25 for a webinar series to review the draft Action Plans and help shape the final Plans. Each webinar will tackle a different Action Plan topic: Jan. 24, 10-10:30 am: Raising awareness of the alcohol-cancer risk connection. Jan. 24, 11-11:30 am: Improving HPV vaccine completion rates. Jan. 25, 10-10:30 am: Increasing cancer… Read more »

Steering Committee Roundup

The WI Cancer Council Steering Committee met November 8, at Gilda’s Club of Madison. Our focus: to further develop Action Plans for the WI Cancer Council, an effort to accelerate progress in certain areas of the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 where WI Cancer Council members can play a lead role in addressing. Steering Committee members… Read more »

Alcohol and Cancer: What Do You Want to Know?

Your questions answered in a new member FAQ tool “Alcohol causes cancer.” This startling fact has been in the news since the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released its groundbreaking policy statement early last month. When it comes to alcohol and cancer, what do you want to know? What burning questions would you like… Read more »

ASCO: Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk

From the ASCO survey infographic On Nov. 7, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a groundbreaking policy statement on the connection between alcohol use and cancer risk. Lead author and Policy Committee member Noelle LoConte, MD, briefed the committee on the statement’s key points. Put simply, the more alcohol a person drinks, the… Read more »

ASCO Releases Statement on the Alcohol-Cancer Connection

Cancer prevention: Helping patients drink less alcohol The world’s leading professional oncology association announced today a formal statement on the connection between alcohol and cancer. The statement, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), presents the evidence linking alcohol use and cancer risk and recommends policy changes to reduce high-risk alcohol consumption. In ASCO’s… Read more »