About the Cancer Policy Institute (CPI)
The Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community advances our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
The cancer landscape today is a complex and changing environment. Advancements in research are helping people live longer, fuller lives with cancer, and social and emotional care has been recognized as a necessary component of complete cancer care. The 2008 Institute of Medicine Report, "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs" has linked positive social and emotional support to better patient outcomes through the cancer experience. This landmark report has defined the gaps in social and emotional care and has identified community-based resources as a solution.
The Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community is committed to advancing our learning and sharing with others.
Tools and Trainings
Overview about the Cancer Support Community
Overview about the Cancer Support CommunityDownload PDF
Integrating Psychosocial Care into Comprehensive Cancer Care
Integrating Psychosocial Care into Comprehensive Cancer CareDownload PDF
Priorities on Decision-making in Cancer Care
Priorities on Decision-making in Cancer CareDownload PDF
CSC Policy Priorities: Comprehensive Care Must Include Psychosocial Care
CSC Policy Priorities: Comprehensive Care Must Include Psychosocial CareDownload PDF
Your voice is important to help policymakers know what is important to people living with and beyond cancer and their loved ones. Together, we can help ensure that people touched by cancer have access to quality, comprehensive cancer care that includes social and emotional support.
Help ensure that people impacted by cancer have access to quality, comprehensive cancer care that includes social and emotional support.