2013

Sara Goldberger, Cancer Support Community's  Senior Director of Program, Recognized as MPN Hero - 12/9/13
CURE magazine recognized the Cancer Support Community’s Sara Goldberger, LCSW-R, as an MPN Hero at an event prior to the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Patient Experience Not Well Understood - 10/24/13
The Cancer Support Community's Research and Training Institute and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have joined forces to launch
the Cancer Experience Registry: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Shared Online Calendar Helps Communities Organize Meals for Families Coping with Breast Cancer - 10/1/13
Eisai, CancerCare®, and Cancer Support Community Launch meal Trains sponsored by Magnolia™ During Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Campaign Aims to Drive 1,000 New meal Trains in October

7 Million People to use Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2014: Number Expected to Grow to 27 Million in Just Five Years - 9/25/13

The Cancer Support Community and a group of 18 partnering cancer and patient advocacy organizations launched today the Cancer Insurance Checklist, a new resource to help people with cancer, a history of cancer or a risk of cancer choose insurance plans in the new state-based Health Insurance Marketplaces opening on October 1st.

Half of All Patients with Multiple Myeloma Do Not Understand the Disease at Diagnosis 9/13/2013 - The Cancer Support Community (CSC) announced today the launch of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Multiple Myeloma to address the educational needs of patients diagnosed and living with this rare form of blood cancer, as well as their caregivers.

Magnolia Meals at Home™ Expands in New Jersey 7/8/2013 - The Eisai Women’s Oncology Program - MagnoliaTM, CancerCare®, Cancer Support CommunitySM and Meals On Wheels Association of AmericaTM Are Working Together to Help Ease the Stress of Those Living with Breast Cancer in New Jersey

Expanded Experience Registry created for people living with multiple myeloma 6/27/2013 - The Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute has added a focus on people living with multiple myeloma to its nationwide Registry. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 22,350 new cases of multiple myeloma diagnosed in the U.S. this year. This type of blood cancer occurs most frequently in men and the risk of developing it increases with age. Also, multiple myeloma impacts African-Americans twice as much as other populations. The combinations of these demographics make it much more challenging to understand the entire physical, social and emotional spectrum of this disease.

Keeping the Promise - Cancer Care for the Whole Patient 6/19/2013 - CSC to launch Cancer Policy Institute today. This inaugural event, held at the Newseum, will feature a keynote address by Ezekiel Emanuel, MD., Ph.D., recognition of Congress members who have made a significant impact on cancer issues, and the voice of patients and families currently engaged in the cancer journey.

Cancer Support Helpline Expands to Live Chat 6/10/2013 - CSC announced today an expansion of its signature toll-free Cancer Support Helpline services to include an online live chat feature.

CSC Builds Executive Leadership Team 5/28/2013 - Gwen Darien joined the Cancer Support Community in May 2013 as Executive Vice President of Programs and Services where she oversees research, programs, education, and patient and family services. Gwen brings nearly 20 years of experience with extensive communications, education and policy experience.

CSC Launches Toolkit to Help Navigate Cancer Cost 4/2/2013 - A recent survey conducted by the Cancer Support Community® (CSC) revealed a majority (72.8%) of cancer patients experienced some degree of emotional distress from managing the cost associated with their cancer care. Additionally, 64.8% reported having no discussion with their health care team about the financial aspects of care. To help meet the needs of the growing population of people impacted by the financial burden of cancer care, the Cancer Support Community released the fourth edition of its highly acclaimed Frankly Speaking About Cancer®: Coping with the Cost of Care. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care is presented in partnership with the Association of Oncology Social Work, Cancer and Careers, Cancer Legal Resource Center, LIVESTRONG, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Patient Access Network, Patient Advocate Foundation and Survivorship A – Z.

Cancer Research Movement to Identify Social and Emotional Needs 3/21/2013) - The Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute launched a nationwide registry today that will help researchers better understand the impact of cancer on people who have or have had this disease.

CSC Data Shows Positive Results Following for Cancer-Related Distress 3/15/2013  – The Research and Training Institute of the Cancer Support CommunitySM (CSC) released data today showing a significant decrease in emotional distress for people living with cancer who are screened with CSC's distress screening program, CancerSupportSourceSM, and are linked to personalized resources.

CSC Launches FSAC Lung Cancer 6th Edition 1/22/2013 - More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer.  To ensure people with lung cancer, their caregivers and loved ones are equipped with the most up-to-date information on treatment options and available resources, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has released its sixth edition of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer®.

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