New Emerging Issues Brief

Refusing Cancer Medications to Avoid Delirium and Maintain Autonomy By Kimberly Petrovic, PhD MSN MA RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, SCSU Thomas O. Blank, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Human Development and Family Studies, UConn    Shared decision-making within the patient-provider relationship is considered a cornerstone of the contemporary treatment of cancer here in Connecticut as well as nationally. It will be the focus of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership. The relationship between patient and provider is critical and needs to develop and grow without diminishing the ultimate goals of cancer treatment: cure (whenever possible) and comfort (as…

Emerging Issues Brief: Cancer Genetics in Connecticut

Cancer Genetics in Connecticut: How Does It Fit into the

Comprehensive Cancer Plan and Where Do We Go from Here?


By Karen Greendale, MS, CGC


Since the publication of the Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2014-2017 genetic risk assessment has become a significant component of the cancer control process. The work of the Connecticut Department of Public Health Genomics Office (DPH-GO) focuses on recommendations related to cancer genetics.


Adopting Survivorship Care Plans and the Commission on Cancer’s Implementation Standard

By the Connecticut Cancer Partnership Survivorship Committee with
Marion Morra and Lucinda Hogarty

Adoption of survivorship care plans (SCP) is a key objective of The Connecticut Cancer Partnership’s 2014-2017 Connecticut Comprehensive Cancer Plans. (1) The Partnership’s Survivorship Committee is responsible for devising implementing strategies addressing this objective.


Governor Malloy Addresses Release of New Cancer Plan

At a press conference held at the State Capitol this morning, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership launched the Connecticut Cancer Plan 2014 – 2017. Dr. Andrew Salner, Partnership Board Member, described the work and history of the Partnership before introducing Governor Dannel Malloy, who discussed the importance of cancer control both from a personal and statewide perspective. Board Chair Linda Mowad noted that this Plan, “the third produced by the Partnership, recognizes the importance of common behavioral risk factors for chronic disease prevention, including cancer, and the effectiveness of population-based approaches to large scale reductions in disparities and improvements in outcomes,…

Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Community Based Education University of Connecticut School of Medicine presents: UNNATURAL CAUSES… Is Inequality Making Us Sick? “Place Matters” Thursday, April 8, 2010; 4:30 pm — 8:00 pm Massey Auditorium – Academic Entrance The workshop is free and dinner will be provided. The workshop will begin with a viewing of the “Place Matters” episode from the acclaimed documentary series, Unnatural Causes. The series reveals findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and…

Colorectal Screening Awareness: Calhoun Family Public Service Announcement

Rocky Hill, CT (25 February 2010)—Last year, 19,000 Connecticut residents were diagnosed with cancer. That’s enough people to fill every seat and more at the XL Center in Hartford. With the XL Center as a backdrop, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership (CCP) is proud to announce a new public service campaign featuring a well- known Connecticut family. “All those empty seats are a powerful message. That’s why I’m supporting the Connecticut Cancer Partnership’s goal to increase cancer screenings,” said Jeff Calhoun. Jeff’s dad “works” at the XL Center. Jeff’s dad—Coach Jim Calhoun—is a cancer survivor. The PSA campaign uses the empty…