Detect cancer at its earliest stages.


Workgroup phase draws to a close

The workgroups formed to make recommendations about what belongs in Minnesota’s next cancer plan have concluded their work. Workgroup members gave generously of their time and expertise to identify:

What issues should be addressed;
What objectives should be worked on;
What strategies are needed to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota.

Thank you for helping to shape the next generation Cancer Plan Minnesota.


The MCA Steering Committee met on July 21 to determine the strategies for Cancer Plan Minnesota. The Detection workgroup has developed recommendations for Breast, Cervical, Colon CancerLung CancerCommunity Health WorkersCommunications, and Correctional Populations.

Criteria for considering Cancer Plan strategies

Visit the Criteria page to review the criteria that guided consideration of workgroup recommendations.

Co-Chairs & Members

Matt Flory*, American Cancer Society
Anne Walaszek, American Indian Cancer Foundation
Jana Beckering, Allina
Lisa Belak, Minnesota Gastroenterology
Britteny Dahlin, Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
Jerri Hiniker*, Stratis Health
Barb Kunz*, North Memorial/Minnesota Genetics Counselors
Michael Parks, Minnesota Department of Health
Anne Snowden*, Minnesota Community Management
Julie Schilling-Varvel, North Memorial Clinics

* Steering Committee Member

Meeting Schedule