Optimize the quality of life of every person affected by cancer.


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.

Recommended Objectives and Strategies

The MCA Steering Committee met on July 21 to determine the strategies for Cancer Plan Minnesota. The Survivorship workgroup is recommending objectives and strategies for Survivorship Care Plans, Cancer Rehabilitation and Cancer Exercise, Financial Toxicity and Legal Issues, and Patient Navigation and Support Services.

Criteria for considering Cancer Plan strategies

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

Co-Chairs & Members

Anne Blaes, Masonic Cancer Center
Syndal Ortman, Hennepin County Medical Center
Ruth Bachman*, Community Advisory Board, Masonic Cancer Center
Tia Bastian, Research Fellow, University of Minnesota Cancer Health Disparities
Lynn Everling, Survivor Advocate
Shari Hahn*, Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota
Nancy Hutchison*, Virginia Piper Cancer Center
Kristen Kopski, Park Nicollet
Emma Sacco, Allina
Scott Nelson, Survivor Advocate
Kathryn J. Ruddy, Mayo Clinic
Lindy Yokanovich*, Cancer Legal Line

* Steering Committee Member

Working Documents

• Objectives and Strategies: Cancer Rehabilitation and Cancer Exercise
• Objectives and Strategies: Survivorship Care Plans
• Objectives and Strategies: Financial Toxicity and Legal Issues
• Objectives and Strategies: Navigation Support Services
• Issue Analysis: Cancer Rehabilitation and Physical Impairment from Cancer Treatment
• Issue Analysis: Financial and Legal Issues
• Issue Analysis: Patient Navigation
• Issue Analysis: Support Services
• Issue Analysis: Survivorship Care Plans
Workgroup Charge

Meeting Schedule

June 22, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
2500 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414