Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 1

Expand the scope and quality of data used to measure the success of cancer control efforts in Minnesota


1.1 Advocate for increased funding for the Minnesota Cancer Reporting System to expand its capacity for data analysis, community engagement and cancer communications to the public

1.2 Standardize the collection and reporting of race, ethnicity, preferred language and country of origin for cancer-related datasets

1.3 Engage under-represented communities in identifying critical data gaps

1.4 Collect aggregate data from Commission on Cancer-accredited programs to assess progress on cancer plan objectives for detection, treatment and survivorship

1.5 Explore the feasibility of using the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database to monitor strategic priorities

1.6 Develop and conduct a statewide survey to assess survivorship needs and services


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:

No groups were formed to discuss strategies 1.5 and 1.6 at the Summit. If you would like to work on one of these strategies please email

At the Summit attendees were also asked to make specific pledges to strategies to help move the work forward. Find the list of who committed to objective 1 strategies here (scroll down to view all the corresponding strategies).


Original Cancer Plan Detection workgroup issue statement on this objective.

Detection workgroup page.


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Measure: Number of cancer plan objectives that have meaningful measures of success
Data Source: Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025
Baseline: 12 (2016)      Target: 19