Maryland Cancer Collaborative


The Maryland Can​​cer Collaborative (MCC) is a state wide coalition of volunteers charged with implementing the ​Maryland C​ompre​hensive Cancer Control Plan​ (Cancer Plan) to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. 
Members choose priorities from the Cancer Plan, form workgroups around those priorities, and draft and implement action plans. 

Current MCC Workgroups are:
The Advance Care Planning Workgroup's priority strategies are:
  • Partner with Maryland cancer support networks and coalitions to determine effective strategies to support advance care planning among cancer survivors.
  • Educate health care providers on having culturally sensitive advance care planning discussions with all newly diagnosed Marylanders with cancer.​
The Cancer Screening Workgroup's priority strategies are:
  • Increase cancer screening to reach Healthy People 2030 targets.
  • Compile a resource for healthcare providers on best practices toreduce structural barriers tocancer screening and diagnosticwork-up.​
The HPV Vaccination Workgroup's priority strategies are:
  • Educate health care providers, particularly pediatricians, on the importance of making a strong and timely HPV vaccination recommendation, with a focus on cancer prevention.
  •  Implement systems changes within health care practices to:
    • ​​Check teenage patients’ vaccination status and offer all indicated vaccines at each visit
    • Schedule the next HPV vaccination dose before the end of the current appointment 
    • Utilize reminder and recall strategies
The Tobacco Cessation Workgroup's priority strategies are:​
  • Educate vulnerable populations through health communications efforts and promote evidence-based tobacco cessation and treatment services.
  • Work with health systems to expand utilization of evidence-based tobacco cessation and treatment methods, including inpatient tobacco treatment counseling, referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline, ​and nicotine replacement therapy.​​​