Treat all cancer patients with the most appropriate and effective therapy.


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 Treatment workgroup has developed draft recommendations for Shared Decision MakingNon-Clinical Support ServicesEmergency Medical AssistanceComp cancer care plan, and Clinical Trials.

Issue Statements

To go along with their recommended objectives and strategies the Treatment workgroup has also shared the issue statements they created. These documents encompass the thinking and research behind the recommended ideas.

Criteria for considering Cancer Plan strategies

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

Co-Chairs & Members

Heather Kehn, Metro Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology Consortium
Joseph Leach, Allina/Virginia Piper Cancer Institute
Reona Berry, African American Breast Cancer Alliance
Toni Kay Mangskau, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Stephanie Gill, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Catherine Graeve, Allina Health
Rachel Lerner, Frauenshuh Cancer Center
Benita Robinson, American Cancer Society
Andres Wiernik, Hennepin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Richard Zera*, Hennepin County Medical Center

* Steering Committee Member

Meeting Schedule