2015 was a landmark year for the Cancer Support Community—a year in which we as an organization saw tremendous growth, and we as a community saw tremendous change in the cancer experience. These changes in the patient experience lead to a new vision where we as a community evolved from the idea of keeping patients at the center of their care to the practice of actively working with patients in directing their care.
Our Research and Training Institute continues to learn more from the Cancer Experience Registry to develop the much-needed insight to provide people with the highest quality care. Our Cancer Policy Institute is working directly with policymakers and advocates to create a system of transparency so that all patients have access to high-quality, comprehensive cancer care that includes social and emotional support. Our Affiliate Network, Cancer Support Helpline, distress screening tool and educational resources provided through our Frankly Speaking About Cancer programs create patient communities in person, online, and over the phone, giving patients more opportunities to be drivers of their own cancer care.
Redefining the cancer experience so that care is patient-driven will not be easy, but it is certainly possible. And we are working every day to achieve that vision.
Download the complete 2015 Annual Report to read more iabout all of our major accomplishments in working towards redefining the cancer experience this past year. If you would like to receive a free hardcopy of the report, please email email@example.com with your name and address and we will be happy to mail it directly to you.