Outreach Programs, News and Events

Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region. Some programs can be offered in Spanish. Through a site visit and assessment, the MCA staff will work with members to determine the most appropriate outreach programs to best serve the members' needs and address the cancer burden in that area. Programs include:

Check back for updates on 2018 cancer screening events

Call 913-588-4719 for more information.


Free monthly health programs available at the following MCA member locations: Tammy Walker Cancer Center, Salina, KS; Goodland Regional Medical Center, Goodland, KS; Via Christi Cancer Center - Pittsburg, KS; Decatur Health Systems, Oberlin, KS

Since 2014, MCA, Kansas Cancer Partnership and Outpacing Melanoma have been providing the Pool Cool sun safety training to pool staff in more than 50 communities across the Midwest, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and a Prevention and Preventive Health & Health Services grant.
It is an NCI Research-Tested Intervention Program. To find out more, contact MCA.

MCA is teaming up with some of our members to show a moving film on the devastating effects of HPV and the importance of getting the vaccine. We will provided updated information on times and locations as new screenings are scheduled.

Resources for those seeking guidance on incorporating HPV vaccine cancer prevention.

A resource for communities seeking guidance on incorporating e-cigarettes in smoking/tobacco policies

For those who are thinking about kicking the smoking habit:

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Cooking Up Comfort

If you or someone you care for is dealing with a chronic disease like cancer, diabetes or hypertension you are invited to join us for free cooking demonstrations & tips on ways to make food appealing and enhance appetites.

At 12 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January-November, KU Integrative Medicine dietitians will prepare recipes, share nutrition advice and answer questions to help patients cook-up comfort in the kitchen. The program takes place in the KU Clinical Research Center Test Kitchen at 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway and is currently available, via I-TV, at Stormont-Vail Cancer Center in Topeka and Heartland Cancer Center in Garden City.

Attendance is free but space is limited. To register in the KC area call 913-945-7624. In Topeka call Stormont-Vail at 785-270-4978. In Garden City.call St Catherine Hospital's Heartland Cancer Center 620-765-1443. In Oberlin call Decatur Health Systems at 785-475-2208.

2017 Kitchen Therapy sessions: 

Thursday, Nov 16 - 12pm (CT) 

November 2017 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Bake with Apples & Cranberries
Creamy Cauliflower 
Berry Best Greens with Walnuts

October 2017 Recipes:
Pumpkin Spice Bars (grain-free)
Autumn Flapjacks
Pumpkin Smoothie & Coconut Whipped Cream

September 2017 Recipes:
Quick Pasta Sauce
Spaghetti Squash
Mason Jar Sauerkraut
Cultured Cauliflower
Mom's Half-Sour Pickles
Prebiotic vs Probiotic

August 2017 Recipes:
Summer Berry Salad
Black Bean Salad
Greek Salad with Quinoa

July 2017 Recipes:
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Hummus Dip
Lemon Parsley Pesto

June 2017 Recipes:
Rainbow Salsa
Oven-Baked Chicken

May 2017 Recipes:
Fork-Tender Fish in Parchment 
Roasted Asparagus
Imposter Parmesan
Toasted Rice Salad

Aprl 2017 Recipes:
Vegetarian Korma
Cauliflower Rice
Spring Smoothie

March 2017 Recipes:
Cha Chi Chili (Chicken & Chard Chili)
Sesame Slaw
Honey Muffins with Almond Flour

February 2017 Recipes:
Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa
Quick Chopped Veggies
Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

January 2017 Recipes:
No-Bake Energy Bites
Spiced Pecans
Roasted Chickpeas

November 2016 Recipes:
Autumn Harvest Soup
Wild Rice with Cranberries
Holiday Greens

October 2016 Recipes:
Turkey Chili
Gluten-free Focaccia Bread
Raspberry Dressing

September 2016 Recipes:
Shepherd's Pie
Indian Summer Salad
Peanut Butter Cups

August 2016 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Burritos
Simple Summer Slaw

July 2016 Recipes:
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Caramel Apple Smoothie
Homemade Nut (or Seed) Milk

June 2016 Recipes:
Coconut Curry Chicken
Apple and Carrot Salad
Kale Salad with Walnuts and Apples

May 2016 Recipes:
Brociflower Salad
Quinoa with Sun Dried Tomato
Mediterranean Salad

April 2016 Recipes:
Mango Lassi
Spinach & Turkey Korma

March 2016 Recipes:
St Patrick's Day Recipes 

February 2016 Recipes:
South of the Border Bowls
Seasoned Cauliflower Rice
Triple Triple Brittle

January 2016 Recipes:
Cashew Vegetable Korma
Black Rice

November 2015 Recipes:
Fall Salad
Gluten-Free Stuffing
Zesty Cranberry Sauce
Autumn Veggie Mash

October 2015 Recipes:
Pumpkin Pie Smoothies
Harvest Breakfast Bowl
Sausage and Squash Egg Bakes

September 2015 Recipes:
Veggie Pizza with Almond Flour Crust 
Lemon Parsley Pesto
Mason Jar Sauerkraut
Cultured Cauliflower & Carrots with Garlic

August 2015 Recipes:
Herb Garden Burgers
Chipotle Yam Fries
Cilantro Slaw

July 2015 Recipes:
Taco Salad with Creamy Avac-antro Vinaigrette
Kale Salad
Thai Cucumber Salad

June 2015 Recipes:
Blueberry Muffins with Almond Flour
Banana Choc-ado Pudding or Smoothie
Key Lime Pie Smoothie
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Groovy Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie

May 2015 Recipes:
Pecan Crusted Chicken & Apple Salad
Blueberry Smoothie
Glorious Green Soup

April 2015 Recipes:
Coconut Chicken
Lime & Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Citrus Splashed Salad

March 2015 Recipes:
Chicken with Shitake Mushrooms and Lemon Quinoa
Super Power Green Salad

February 2015 Recipes:
Veggie Pizza with Almond Flour Crust
Carrot, Cabbage and Kale Salad
Lemon Parsely Pesto

January 2015 Recipes:
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Ginger Miso Soup
Orange Wasabi Slaw

October 2014 Recipes:
Creamy Cashew Chicken Chowder
Veggie Chili with Portobello Mushrooms
Focaccia with Flax Seed (gluten-free)

September 2014 Recipes:
Quick Pasta Sauce
Spaghetti Squash
Turkey Meatloaf

August 2014 Recipes:
Gazpacho Soup
Herb-infused Burgers
Lemon Parsley Pesto

July 2014 Recipes:
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
Triple Greens

June 2014 Recipes:
Black Bean Salad
Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw
Blackberry Vinaigrette

May 2014 Recipes:
Chicken Salad Wraps
Sunflower Pate Wraps
Super Salad

April 2014 Recipes:
Ginger & Turmeric Spring Carrot Soup
Asian Chicken Salad

March 2014 Recipes:
Creamy Cashew Chicken Chowder
Spring Greens Salad

February 2014 Recipes:
Quick & Easy Kale Chips
Garlic & Rosemary Bean Dip
Curried Lentils & Cauliflower

January 2014 Recipes:
Walnut & Cranberry Studded Greens
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Veggie Chili with Portobello Mushrooms

October 2013 Recipes:
Orange-Pistacho Pilaf,
Pumpkin Mousse
Swiss Chard with Cranberry Vinaigrette

September 2013 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Salad
Tomato Basil Chicken Soup
Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

August 2013 Recipes:
Gingered Melon
Corn & Tomato Salad

July 2013 Recipes:
Veggie Burgers
Herb Burgers
Cucumber Salad

June 2013 Recipes:
Curried Lentils and Cauliflower
Massaged Kale & Currant Salad
Chocolate Avo-Almond Pudding

May 2013 Recipes:
Cumin-Crusted Salmon
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Quick Lemon and Garlic Quinoa

April 2013 Recipes:
Salmon Salad
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Sweet Apple Walnut Kale

August 2016 Recipes:
Sweet Potato Burritos
Simple Summer Slaw

Additional Recipes:
Asparagus, Basil, Shallot Spring Frittata
Berry Tart in Raw Pecan Crust
Miracle Microwave Muffin Recipe
Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Cut fat, Cut cancer cookbook graphic

For more great recipes, take a look at the Cut Fat, Cut Cancer cookbook from MCA-member, Stormont-Vail

Last modified: Nov 14, 2017