South Dakota Comprehensive
Cancer Control Program (SD CCCP)

SD Department of Health
402 S. Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-626-2660 ext. 134


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SD Cancer Coalition Steering Committee Vacancy

The coalition is seeking an outstanding leader to join its Steering Committee in March of 2016. Qualities sought in applicants are knowledge and experience related to the SD Cancer Plan and personal involvement and support for the coalition. Candidates must be willing to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of Steering Committee members. If you're up to the challenge, submit your application to by 5pm Friday, Feb. 29.

South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control 2015 Year in Review

The SD Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is proud to announce the release of our 2015 Year in Review report. This report highlights the efforts our coalition and partners have made to ease the burden of cancer in our state. As you review the report, we challenge you to consider opportunities to expand the efforts and success of the coalition. Consider joining a coalition task force, a cross-cutting committee, applying to be a member of the steering committee, or recruit new members to the coalition. Our success would not be possible without the commitment and hard work of dedicated members like you.

Thank you to all of our partners for making this important work possible!

HPV Myth Busters Webinar Series
Join national and regional content experts who will separate the myths from the truths about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as cancer prevention during a multi-part webinar series. View Flyer 

South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control State Plan 2015 - 2020
The 2015-2020 SD Cancer Plan serves as a collaborative framework for action to guide coalition efforts. Currently, the coalition has five task forces:
Priority 6: Increase HPV vaccination rates
Priority 7: Increase risk-appropriate screening for breast cancer
Priority 9: Increase risk-appropriate screening for colorectal cancer
Priority 12: Increase participation in cancer clinical trials
Priority 14: Improve availability of palliative and end-of-life care services.

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View the 2015-2020 SD Cancer Plan
View the two-page SD Cancer Plan Summary

Cancer Control in South Dakota 2010-2014 Report- View Report
The purpose of this report is to provide surveillance and research data on the status of cancer and cancer-related topics to the members of the SD CCCP to use to further coordinate efforts towards reducing the burden of cancer in our state. This report is divided into three sections, each covering an aspect of cancer control work in our state.

Sections addressed within this report include:
1) Cancer Surveillance
2) South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Outcomes
3) South Dakota Cancer Literature, 2005-2014.

From the Bench to the Bedside: Bringing Clinical Trials into the Clinic
Grand Rounds Recording

Amy K. Krie, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

John Lee, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
View recording

Listen to the People: Perceptions of the South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan-The South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (SD CCCP) is designed to impact cancer outcomes by connecting individuals and organizations working in cancer control statewide. The purpose of this evaluation report is to assure the SD CCC Plan 2011‐2015 is congruent with the needs of SD residents. To facilitate this, ten community listening groups were held in three communities throughout SD. Two of the focus groups consisted of health care workers whose comments reflected a statewide perspective. Using a structured focus group guide, participants were asked to provide input on the current SD CCC Plan and to report on the needs of those affected by cancer in their community.
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Palliative and End of Life Care in South Dakota-The purpose of this research project was to assess the availability of palliative and end of life (hospice) care in South Dakota (SD). This assessment of services explored whether SD healthcare facilities had: (a) a point of contact for palliative care, hospice services, and advance directives; (b) healthcare providers with specialized training in palliative and hospice care; and (c) a facility‐based process for facilitating advance directives and advance care planning. View Full Report

Priority Recommendations:

1. Engaging partners in advance care planning discussions, especially the three largest SD health systems, with the intent of establishing patient care model standards by 2015.

2. Promoting involvement from community groups in the advance care planning process by seeking their input in the establishment of patient care expectations.

3. Developing end of life and palliative care training and education for healthcare providers that is accessible to rural and frontier care settings.

Statewide Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening Report-South Dakota State University completed the Statewide Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening Report for the SD CCCP. The purpose of this study was to replicate components of a national study of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening capacity in order to evaluate the state of South Dakota’s current CRC screening practices and capacity indicators. View Full Report 

Priority Recommendations:

1. Educate healthcare providers in the state of South Dakota about current clinical practice guidelines for CRC.
   -Screening tests for CRC that follow the guidelines.
   -Screening tests that do not follow the current CRC screening guidelines.
   -Available resources to assist with CRC screening cost barriers.

2. Develop CRC screening protocols and educational resources for healthcare facilities and providers. Disseminate these resources as part of a CRC screening tool kit.

3. Educate the people of SD on the importance of CRC screening and screening options using population-based media and other innovative approaches that reach large numbers of age-eligible community members.

4. Educate healthcare providers and systems about colonoscopy quality measures in an effort to increase participation in these initiatives.

Healthcare Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Beliefs about Colorectal Cancer Screening Report-The purpose of this project was to explore healthcare provider knowledge, attitudes, practices, and beliefs related to CRC screening. View Full Report 

Summary and Recommendations:

1. Offer continuing education for all healthcare providers specifically related to CRC screening guidelines with emphasis on age and risk guidelines and the lack of evidence for continued use of guaiac of DRE testing.

-Publish educational pieces on current CRC screening guidelines in journals and other places that reach South Dakota healthcare providers.
-Offer public education related to CRC screening methods and the importance of early detection.

2. Lead policy efforts to influence insurers to cover screening colonoscopy per current guidelines.

3. Further study of colonoscopy preparation to determine actual problems such as timing of preparations, amount of preparation, quality of preparation methods, and both tolerance and adherence to preparatory procedures.