Thank you to those of you who joined us at the 2015 WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit on May 28, 2015. Nearly 150 partners, including public health professionals, clinicians, researchers, community-based leaders, survivors, advocates and other interested individuals participated in the day-long Summit which set the stage for the next five years of cancer control in Wisconsin. The Summit served as the release date for the 3rd Edition of the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020, featuring presentations highlighting projects and best practices for implementing the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020.
The day kicked off with a presentation from Dr. Otis Webb Brawley, Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Brawley’s presentation sought to answer the question: “How can we provide adequate high quality care to populations that so often do not receive it?” Dr. Brawley emphasized the importance of addressing socioeconomic factors, including income and education, to reduce cancer health disparities, suggesting that poverty is a carcinogen.
Dr. Brawley’s presentations, along with other plenary presentations, were recorded and are available online. We hope you and your colleagues will find these resources helpful in implementing the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020.