2011

CSC Mobile App 6/14/2011 - The Cancer Support Community has announced today a free new service: CancerSupportSource™, an innovative mobile application providing cancer patients and their caregivers with a unique set of tools addressing their physical, social and emotional concerns related to living with cancer and its treatment. The app is available for download via the iTunes Store (category: Medical).

CSC Radio Show Highlights Nick Charles 6/29/2011 - The Cancer Support Community’s (CSC) internet radio show, Frankly Speaking About Cancer, will devote an upcoming episode to the impact and legacy of famed sportscaster and journalist, Nick Charles, and his brave fight against bladder cancer. Charles, who died June 25, 2011, was best known for calling three decades of boxing matches.

The Big C Breakdown 8/16/2011 - An upcoming episode of the Cancer Support Community’s (CSC) internet radio show, Frankly Speaking About Cancer, welcomes Darlene Hunt, creator and executive producer of “The Big C”, for a rare look into the real-life inspiration behind Showtime’s hit series. Airing Tuesday, August 16th, at 4 p.m. EST, the episode reveals Hunt’s motivation for creating a show that so boldly walks the line separating comedy from tragedy.

CSC's DC Service Delivery 8/16/2011 - The Cancer Support Community recently announced the expansion of free emotional and social support services in the Washington D.C. community. As of July 2011, CSC is pleased to provide direct support services to people impacted by cancer and their families, through face-to-face support groups and educational workshops held in Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas.

Speed Grieving 9/14/2011 - Kampfire Films, Inc., and Too Wonderful To Be Ltd. are pleased to announce the short film Speed Grieving and accompanying Grief Guide will be available for purchase beginning September 23, 2011. Speed Grieving was created with the intention of helping people process grief and be supported in their time of loss. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Speed Grieving will benefit the Cancer Support Community (CSC), in support of their mission: to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Breast Cancer M.A.P Index 10/10/2011 - New data collected from more than 1,000 breast cancer survivors finds that many experience significant social and emotional issues not adequately addressed by the current standard of care. The research indicates high levels of distress among breast cancer survivors and minimal awareness of tools and programs designed to improve communication between patients and physicians when weighing a patient’s treatment options. Survey participants also reported that plans intended to improve coordination between multiple care teams were rarely implemented. These findings are outlined in an inaugural Breast Cancer M.A.P. Index, released today by the Cancer Support Community (CSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that social and emotional support are critical, integrated components of complete cancer care, through original peer-reviewed research, personalized support and education services.

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