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Press Releases

Study Shows Women, Younger People with Lung Cancer Worry More About Discrimination

March 23, 2017

Women and young adults with lung cancer worry more about people discriminating against them and more strongly agree that lung cancer is viewed as a self-inflicted disease, according to a study presented today by the Cancer Support Community at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Meeting.

Cancer Support Community Applauds Nomination of Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner

March 13, 2017

The Cancer Support Community supports Dr. Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and urges the Senate to vote in favor of his confirmation.

Study Shows People with Cancer Face Challenges with Access to Care

March 3, 2017

In a study presented by the Cancer Support Community today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium, 68 percent of patients reported not discussing costs with their health care team prior to treatment, even though 43 percent of patients reported that their out of pocket costs were higher than expected.

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation and Cancer Support Community Announce Partnership to Develop Healing Spaces in Hospitals for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

February 14, 2017

The Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation announced today its pledge of more than $500,000 to the Cancer Support Community, a nonprofit focused on the social and emotional impact of cancer, to create welcoming spaces in hospitals where cancer support groups and programs will be put in place.

Cancer-Related Weight Loss Carries Significant Concerns for both Patients and Caregivers, Study Suggests 

January 28, 2017

Cancer Support Community research shows high psychological consquences, yet lack of understanding among cancer patients, caregivers, and health care providers regarding weight loss

New Online Tool Launched to Improve Patient-Physician Communication

Jan. 24, 2017

A unique partnership has resulted in a new tool that aims to help people with cancer better prepare for a discussion with their physician when making important treatment decisions.

Cancer Support Community Adds Anabella Aspiras, Elizabeth Franklin to Growing Team

Jan. 23, 2017

The Cancer Support Community is pleased to announce the addition of Anabella Aspiras, RN, MPA, as Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, and Elizabeth Franklin, MSW, ACSW, as Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy.

Cancer Support Community Advocates for Patients and Families in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 11, 2017

The Cancer Support Community, in partnership with leading cancer advocacy and community health care organizations, is participating today in a series of events to explore topics and challenges in community oncology and to advocate for the needs of patients on Capitol Hill.

Cost of Care Conversations are Not Taking Place Between Cancer Patients and Health Care Team

Nov. 30, 2016

Cancer Support Community study shows barriers Americans with cancer face in access and coverage.

Cancer Support Community Awarded for Contributions in Oncology

Oct. 24, 2016

The Cancer Support Community was awarded last week the Annual Achievement Award of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for outstanding contributions nationally to cancer care and to patients with cancer.

Cancer Support Community Applauds White House in Release of Cancer Moonshot Task Force Report

Oct. 17, 2016

The Cancer Support Community was pleased to participate today in the White House’s release of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force Report, which outlines a detailed set of findings and recommendations to achieve the goals established for the Cancer Moonshot initiative earlier this year.

New Research Shows Disconnect Between Patients and Policymakers on Definition of 'Value' in Cancer Care

Sept. 29, 2016

New findings presented by the Cancer Support Community suggest that a significant proportion of patients have difficulty conceptualizing value in terms of current cost-benefit models used by policymakers.

Cancer Support Community Endorses Psychosocial Standards of Care For Children with Cancer and their Families

Sept. 8, 2016

The Cancer Support Community, an international cancer nonprofit, has endorsed the Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and their families that were published in a 2015 special issue of Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

The Cancer Support Community to Convene Moonshot Summits

June 29, 2016

The Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit, will lead summits in 30 locations across the country on June 29 in conjunction with Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Summit held in Washington, D.C.

The Cancer Support Community Launches Program to Help Change Clinical Trial Misperception and Offer Solutions for Addressing Communication and Enrollment Challenges 

June 22, 2016

The Cancer Support Community (CSC), an international nonprofit, today announced the launch of the Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials program, a landmark cancer education series devoted to building awareness among patients and caregivers about the importance of clinical trials as a viable treatment option.

Concerns Around Pain, Treatment Decision-Making, 'Finding Meaning" Linked to Higher Levels of Distress Among Patients At Risk for Depression

March 31, 2016

Among patients who are at risk for depression, those who indicated high concerns around pain, making a treatment decision, and ‘finding meaning’ were significantly more likely to be experiencing higher levels of distress than those who were still at risk for depression but were experiencing lower levels of distress, according to research presented today by the Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit, at the annual meeting of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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