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December 2013–January 2014

Cancer Stakeholder

>> Space Coast Cancer Center receives CMS Health Care Innovation Award >> Department of Health Cancer Program hosting educational webinar for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month >> CDC released new report on US Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Florida Department of Health, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination is a three-shot series that can help prevent multiple cancers, including cervical cancer. Results of vaccination efforts are becoming evident in some places and are being closely monitored. The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, who provides guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends vaccinating boys and girls ages 11 to 26 years old. Since a vaccine was introduced in 2006, CDC reports that the rates of HPV strains related to genital warts and some cancers have decreased 56 percent among American teen girls. The study which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year old girls. In Australia, where 80 percent of school age girls have been vaccinated since the beginning of a free nationwide campaign in 2007, improvements have been dramatic. Within two years

HPV causes about 17,000 cancers in women and about 9,000 cancers in men each year in the U.S. after the campaign began, diagnoses of genital warts plummeted 59 percent in young women ages 12 to 26 and concurrently 39 percent in similar aged men. Genital warts have a much shorter incubation period than cervical cancer so they can signal the effects quickly. The rates of the precursors of cervical cancer, high grade cervical abnormalities, are also down significantly.

In this issue:

State Update, 2 Tools & Resources, 3 Funding Opportunities, 5 Events, 6 Collaboratives, 6

HPV has become extremely common and can occur with any type sexual contact. Almost everyone will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives, but since most HPV resolves without treatment many people may never know they have been infected. Still, HPV causes about 17,000 cancers in women and about 9,000 cancers in men each year in the U.S. Oral and throat cancers are the most common HPV related cancers in men.

Florida has very low rates of HPV vaccination (likely between 20–30 percent) and is among the highest of the states for HPV-associated cervical cancer. Everyone must become more aware of the need for vaccination and spread the word. A recent National Cancer Institute funded study suggests that one or two shots might be protective, but until more research is done, the suggested three dose regime is recommended.

Please share the following two new CDC links with your medical providers, partners and to parents and teens: For medical providers, this site includes useful information for providers and patient handouts: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention For parents and young adults: Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

December 2013–January 2014 Cancer Stakeholder

Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program’s new expanded cessation resources offer additional help to Floridians looking to quit. Weight Management Program Do you want to quit

State Update Congratulations to the Space Coast Cancer Center of Brevard County for being selected to participate (through Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc.) in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Care Innovation Award. Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. represented seven community oncology practices across the United States in their application for funding to implement and test a medical home model of care delivery for patients with breast, lung or colorectal cancer. The medical home model “Come Home” is intended to improve the timeliness and appropriateness of care and reduce unnecessary testing and avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations through patient education, team care, medication management and around-the-clock access to coordinated care. The coalition of oncology practices was awarded $19.8 million over three years and its three-year cost savings are estimated to reach $33.5 million. Florida’s cancer stakeholders should look forward to the outcomes of this important study. For more information on Come Home, visit the Space Coast Cancer Center’s website or contact Dr. Richard Levine. The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C112-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and have not been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


tobacco but you’re concerned about weight gain? As of September 2013, participants who enroll in the Florida Quitline phone counseling may access the Weight Management Program, a pilot program designed to help tobacco users quit while limiting possible weight gain associated with quitting. Those enrolled will receive up to three tobacco cessation calls in addition to up to three weight management coaching calls. Participants with type 2 diabetes will receive up to three calls with registered dietitians trained in the weight loss needs of individuals with type 2 diabetes. The Weight Management Program is available to Florida Quitline participants, age 18 and older, who speak English, currently use tobacco, and have a body mass index (BMI) of 23 or higher. Participants cannot be pregnant, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, or have had weight loss surgery in the past 12 months.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Combo Offering Tobacco Free Florida has also expanded its free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) offering. Any participant who smokes more than nine cigarettes per day or chews more than two tins per week is eligible for combination NRT, including a supply of both nicotine patches and gum, free of charge. This offering comes after a change in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence guidelines. For individuals who use tobacco at these levels, the guidelines indicate this combination of medications “may result in greater suppression of tobacco withdrawal symptoms than does the use of a single medication.” Florida residents who want to quit tobacco and qualify for the Weight Management Program and/or combination NRT can take advantage by calling 1-877U-CAN-NOW. Both programs are free and give participants access to a trained Quit Coach who will provide support by:

> Preparing participants for their quit date > Helping develop an individualized Quit Plan, including a plan for weight management if applicable > Offering advice and information on medications that may help with withdrawal symptoms

December 2013–January 2014 Cancer Stakeholder

Tools & Resources > The Florida Department of

featuring the most up-ton Managing difficult date contact information communication—8 modules and descriptions for n Achieving Communication hundreds of national and Excellence (ACE) online regional organizations lecture series offering financial help to people with cancer. It also Professional Oncology > This infographic explains provides valuable tips Education—designed for how you can help prevent patients and caregivers can health care practitioners and cervical cancer with the right use to manage finances and feature lectures, courses and Featured Speaker: Jill Roark, test at the right time. easily access resources in case studies provided by MD MPH and Janine Cory, MPH their local community. Order Anderson experts on key > Inside Knowledge About To join the online meeting, a free copy here. areas of professional Gynecologic Cancer—Get click here. education, prevention, the facts about the signs, > TMD Anderson Cancer patient care and To join the teleconference, call symptoms, and risk factors of Center offers multiple free survivorship. Available 1-888-670-3525 and use gynecologic cancers. When online Continuing Medical courses include: passcode: 297-003-0833# gynecologic cancers are Education resources: n Hereditary Breast and found early, treatment is > CancerCare presents the Interpersonal Communication Ovarian Cancer Course most effective. following free Connect® and Relationship Enhancement n Survivorship—Introductory Education Workshops (all (I*CARE)—a program that > HPV and Oropharyngeal Lectures are from 1:30–2:30 p.m. EST): provides online education Cancer Fact Sheet—The All sessions are free and pren Bone Health in Cancer designed to improve same types of HPV that registration is required. Survivors communication among infect the genital areas can cancer patients, their families n Breast Cancer Survivorship Dec. 12: Update on infect the mouth and throat. and their clinical team. Lymphoma form the 2013 HPV found in the mouth and n Colorectal Cancer Components of the program American Society of throat is called “oral HPV.” Survivorship include: Hematology (ASH) Annual n Cancer Survivorship 1 Course > CancerCare released a new n Basic communication Meeting1, 2 edition of “A Helping Hand: n Tobacco Cessation Course strategies Dec. 16: Progress in the The Resource Guide for Treatment of Polycythemia n Introduction to Clinical n Non-verbal communication People With Cancer,” a Vera1, 2 Oncology Course comprehensive handbook Dec. 18: The Latest Tools & Resources, cont. p. 4 Developments Reported at the 36th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Jan. 16, 2014: Update from the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 1—Approved for one Contact Hour to Social Workers 2—Submitted for approval for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for Registered Dietitians (RDs) You can participate by listening to this workshop on the telephone or via live streaming through the Health is hosting a free webinar titled “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Update on CDC HPV Vaccine Communications” on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2013 at 12 p.m. EST.

Internet. For more information or to register online, visit CancerCare online or call 1-800-813HOPE (4673). Past workshops are archived here.


December 2013–January 2014 Cancer Stakeholder

In the United States in 2010, 1,456,496 people were diagnosed with cancer, and 574,738 people died from it. —United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2010 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report

Tools & Resources, from p. 3 > Walgreens and Ferring Pharmaceuticals have partnered to create the Fertility Preservation Program which provides women who have been diagnosed with cancer select fertility products for fertility preservation treatment at no cost. Eligibility criteria include: must be a US citizen, cancer treatment has not been initiated and no recent chemotherapy within six months, and your oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist must determine that fertility preservation treatment is medically appropriate.

> Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis

Institute of Medicine (IOM) toward the recommendaReport The IOM examined tions outlined in this report, the quality of cancer care in the cancer care community the United States and can improve the quality of concluded that the cancer life and outcomes for people care delivery system in crisis facing a cancer diagnosis. due to a growing demand > The CDC recently released for cancer care, increasing the United States Cancer complexity of treatment, a Statistics: 1999–2010 shrinking workforce and Incidence and Mortality rising costs. Changes across Web-based Report. The the board are urgently current report includes needed. All stakeholders cancer cases diagnosed and including cancer care teams, cancer deaths that occurred patients and their families, from 1999 through 2010. researchers, quality metrics Each year of data includes developers and payers, as more than 1 million cases of well as HHS, other federal invasive cancer, including agencies and industries must about 14,000 cases among reevaluate their current roles children younger than 20 and responsibilities in cancer years, and more than care and work together to 500,000 deaths from cancer. develop a higher quality care In the United States in 2010, delivery system. Working

1,456,496 people were diagnosed with cancer, and 574,738 people died from it.

> The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on medications for risk reduction of primary breast cancer in women. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, click here. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is available here.

Cancer in the news


Parental Perceptions Are Preventing HPV Vaccination Success—Science Daily, Oct. 21, 2013

Current Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Might Miss Some Patients—Medline Plus, Oct. 25, 2013

Different Cancer Can Share Genetic Signatures—NIH Director’s Blog, Oct. 22, 2013

Quality of Care Improves for Cancer Patients Who Get Palliative Care Consultation—Science Daily, Oct. 29, 2013

Patients Might Benefit From Health Literacy Tests—Medline Plus, Oct. 25, 2013

Gene Testing May Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Study— Medline Plus, Oct. 30, 2013

December 2013–January 2014 Cancer Stakeholder

Funding Opportunities Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is an initiative for any school, public or private, participating in the National School Lunch Program can apply for a start-up award to help pay for salad bar equipment. Visit the website for details about the benefits of salad bars, resources to help roll out salad bars in schools, and to apply online. CVS Caremark provides CVS/pharmacy gift cards to community-based organizations whose missions are vital to helping children and families in markets where we live and work. Click here to apply. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is interested in supporting conferences that help to further its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. See the grant announcement for more information or to apply. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) is currently offering education grants in the form of "Lunch and Learns." FBCF encourages all applicants to apply for a minimum 4 to a maximum of 6 "Lunch and Learns," at approximately $1,500.00 each. All budgets should be built to reflect actual costs and goals of your program. Grants are available for up to one year. Click here for Education RFP. The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is currently offering scientific grants of up to $200,000, for up to a maximum of two years, for innovative projects in the areas of: epidemiological studies of breast cancer, possible links between breast cancer and the environment, and psycho-immunological research. Click here for Scientific RFP. Boeing promotes the economic well-being and health of vulnerable communities through job training pro-grams, social enterprises, bringing business to low-income communities, collaborations that coordinate healthcare services and economic self-sufficiency, community-based programs that address disparities in healthcare, and projects that improve the efficiency of health and human services systems, including food, housing and healthcare. Apply online

Wells Fargo supports programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low and moderate-income individuals and families. Grants are available for projects that keep communities strong, diverse, and vibrant in the areas of com-munity development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic engagement and the environment. Applications are accepted online on a rolling basis. Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award: to support the career development of junior investigators with research of health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 7, 2015. Bioengineering Research Grants: to foster the development of an innovative technology, model, technique, design or method that has the potential for significant impact on biomedical research by infusing principles and concepts from the qualitative sciences. Applications will be accepted through May 8, 2016. Annie’s Grants for Gardens: For community gardens, school gardens and other educational programs that connect children directly to gardening. Funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies. $500 for new gardens, $1500 for existing gardens. Feed the Children S.E.E.D. Program: In addition to providing seed packets to Title 1 schools through our Kid's School Basics program, Feed the Children is also providing seed packets to schools across the country that are starting or continuing a school garden or outdoor classroom. Schools can email Tina Thompson directly for more information. Miami Matters has developed a database of national funding opportunities to help stakeholders find the resources needed to improve the overall health and well-being of their communities.



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Collaboratives R Holy Cross Hospital is hosting the 2014 Winter Oncology Symposium featuring the latest advances for benign and malignant hematologic diseases, women’s cancers, genetics and survivorship on Jan. 25, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (Continuing Education credits are available for physicians and nurses) MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting the 12th Oncology Update: Advances and Controversies Jan. 17–20, 2014 in Steamboat Springs, CO.

egional Cancer Control Collaboratives exist across the state and work to bring public and private partners together to reduce the burden of cancer. For information about what your regional collaborative in your area is doing, visit their websites listed below.

> Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

> Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

> North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Upcoming in 2014 MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting the 16th International Symposium on Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Basic & Clinical Cancer Research Feb. 6–8, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

Control Collaborative

> Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

> Facebook: SoFla Fighting Cancer

Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting the 2014 Oncology Nursing Conference Feb. 20–21, 2014 in Tampa, FL.

> Southwest Florida Cancer

Annie Appleseed is hosting the 8th Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference Mar. 6–8, 2014 in West Palm Beach, FL.

> The Southeast American

MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting a Value Based Healthcare for Head & Neck Cancer Conference Mar. 20–21, 2014 in Houston, TX. The 18th Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies will be held Feb. 14–15, 2014 in New York, NY. The 31st Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference will be held Mar. 6–9, 2014 in Miami, FL. The 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Prostate Cancer Congress will be held Mar. 15, 2014 in New York, NY.


> East Central Florida Cancer

The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs is hosting the 2014 Network Leadership Training Academy May 19–21, 2014 in Denver, CO.

Control Collaborative Indian Council (SEAIC) focuses on needs assessments, preventive education and quality of life for American Indians. Membership is open to anyone of American Indian heritage. Email Dewey Painter or call him at (904) 208-0857 for an application or for more information.

To be added to the contact list for any of these collaboratives, send an email request to

The Cancer Stakeholder is an e-newsletter, which includes the Florida Department of Health cancer updates, cancer tools and resources, funding opportunities, events, research and other information about cancer. The opinions expressed in the Cancer Stakeholder do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department or its staff. Please direct questions, comments and suggestions to the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at If you would like to be removed from this distribution list, please send an email with “Unsubscribe” written in the subject line to Please type in the body of the email the county where you reside. Please understand that unsubscribing from the Cancer Stakeholder will unsubscribe you from receiving future emails related to the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives and the associated local and statewide cancer activities.

About the Editor Special Thank You! This issue is Ali Polsky’s last as the editor. The Cancer Stakeholder will continue but Ali has accepted another position at the Florida Department of Health in the Office of Performance and Quality Improvement. Thank you Ali for all of your hard work and dedication in helping partners throughout Florida over the last two years. You were an asset to the Program and will be missed! Best of luck in your new endeavor.

Funding This newsletter was funded by Cooperative Agreement U58/DP003872 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CDC.

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The Cancer Stakeholder is an e-newsletter, which includes the Florida Department of Health cancer updates, cancer tools and resources, fundi...