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Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative 

October Steering Committee Meeting

Zoom Meeting:




Dr. Marie Etienne, Maray Salina, Fayola Delica, Cara Kondaki, Dinah Trevil, Rachelle Theodore, Tenesha Avent


SFCCC Co-Chair, Dr. Marie Etienne and Maray Salina greeted the members to the SFCCC Steering Committee meeting.


Workgroup Updates:

SFCCC Workgroup updates were provided are as follows:


Synergy and Networking/Membership Work Group

Synergy and Networking/Membership Work Group Leaders will provide an update at the next quarterly meeting. 


Risk Reduction Work Group

The SFCCC Coordinator provided the Risk Reduction Workgroup update. Moving forward the workgroup will focus on collaborating with the Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention Workgroup on smoking cessation efforts.


Disparities Work Group

Fayola Delica, Disparities Work Group leader, noted due to challenges and increased responsibilities in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Disparities Work Group has not been able to schedule a meeting but will schedule a meeting in the coming days to discuss activities needed to close out the year in the coming months.


Survivorship and Quality of Life Work Group

Survivorship and Quality of Life Work Group leader Cara Kondaki noted the Survivorship Symposium will be officially postponed until June 2021. Holy Cross is still scheduled to host the event; however, Cara will discuss with Phil Fusca from Holy Cross to secure a room that will allow for social distancing and adhering to the COVID-19 CDC guidelines. The event will also be a hybrid event, which will include a virtual component as well as in-person presentations.


New Business:

  1. Strategies to address early detection

    1. a.1. In response to seeing, increased numbers of last stage cancer diagnoses at Memorial Cancer Institute, the organization has initiated a video campaign which explains the strategies used to keep patients safe in response to COVID-19.

  2. Workgroup Action Plan Tables 

  3. Cancer Disparity Report


  1. The December Quarterly meeting will be scheduled in the coming days.

  2. Partner Announcements


Meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.  The next Steering Committee meeting will be announced in the coming days.

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