Workgroups

The Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition is organized into workgroups and subcommittees to meet the goals outlined for 2019-2023. Workgroups are designed to primarily address prevention, screening and early detection of cancer, and ensuring quality of life for cancer survivors. Workgroups give organizations and individuals a structure to understand how evidence-based approaches are implemented to fulfill Cancer Plan goals. Workgroups meet every quarter and capture their progress in this Action Report.

HPV Related Cancers Workgroup
Goal: Increase the HPV vaccination rates across Pennsylvania as one of the strategies to reduce cancer.

HPV Workgroup Summary

For questions or inquiries, contact
Pam Schauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joanne Sullivan-Senft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lung Health Workgroup
Goal: Reduce the prevalence of lung cancer through prevention and screening.

Lung Health Workgroup Summary

For questions or inquiries, contact
Denise Bleiler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yvonne Kuhenbeaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cancer Genetics/Genomics Workgroup
Goal: Develop statewide approaches for genetic surveillance, education and policy/system change.

Cancer Genetics/Genomics Workgroup Summary

For questions or inquiries, contact
Andrea Durst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alanna Kulchak Rahm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Colorectal Cancer Workgroup
Goal: Improve colorectal cancer screening rates and navigate patients across the continuum of care.

Colorectal Cancer Workgroup Summary

For question or inquiries, contact
Linda (Lyn) Robertson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Toole, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Men’s Health Workgroup
Goal: Engage men in timely screening and early detection of cancers, in particular prostate cancer.

Men's Health Workgroup Summary

For questions or inquiries, contact
Jim Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Claudette Fonshell, RN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Survivorship Workgroup
Goal: Increase physical activity among cancer survivors.

Survivorship Workgroup Summary 

For questions or inquiries, contact

Diana Fox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Susan Jacobs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Palliative Care Workgroup
Goal: Expand statewide palliative care for adults and children with cancer at all stages including the early diagnosis period.

For questions or inquiries, contact
Diana Fox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.