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A “Sundae Session” with Vice President Biden and cancer patients

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

As part of our partnership with the Biden Cancer Initiative, Vice President Joe Biden met with four cancer patients who are involved with our Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee affiliate, which is one of our 170 locations worldwide that provides free cancer support.

Each of them has a unique experience with cancer – and each shared their insights with Vice President Biden during his trek across the country to learn more about the challenges facing all people living with cancer.

Copay Accumulator Programs: What’s at Stake for Patients?

Monday, April 16, 2018

A new type of policy has been introduced that has the potential to put cancer patients at serious financial risk. You may not have heard of copay accumulators or accumulator adjustment programs before, so this blog will provide an overview of these policies to help prepare you in case you might be at risk of facing this barrier to affordable cancer care.

Advocate Spotlight: Lee Tomlinson, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of April and his passion for promoting patient-centered, heart-driven compassionate care. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

One Young Adult's Experience with Cancer

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In this blog from our Pasadena affiliate, our guest blogger shares the story of Olivia Gaines, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was in college. Her powerful story represents the experience of many adolescents and young adults who face cancer.

The Support You Still Need: AYA Survivorship

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 1-7 marks Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer (AYAs) face a whole new set of fears after they’ve finished treatment. Check out our blog from a young adult cancer survivor to learn more about this population.

Three Women Who Changed Cancer Care

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Despite growing numbers of women joining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions, the field of oncology is still a male-dominated one.

According to the latest American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) survey, for example, women made up fewer than 30 percent of the overall oncologist workforce.

That’s why during this Women’s History Month, we recognize the valuable contributions these three women (and many others) have made to improve cancer care for patients and families.

Dr. Jill Biden Continues Conversations with Caregivers

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dr. Jill Biden continued the Biden Cancer Initiative’s effort to share common challenges and lessons of the cancer experience when she met with caregiver George Hutt in Natick, Massachusetts.

Demystifying Distress Screening

Monday, March 26, 2018

Whether you are familiar with the phrase distress screening or are seeing it for the first time, the results we are sharing will show how important this tool is for patients diagnosed with cancer.

Advocate Spotlight: Miranda Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Having a personal connection to an issue is part of what will make the work that you do resonate with so many people. It will drive your passion to do more research, learn about the issue, and look for ways in which you can contribute and help people."

Read more from Miranda about discovering the importance of being an advocate and sharing your story.

Dr. Jill Biden Hears from CSC Caregiver at SXSW

Monday, March 12, 2018

Over the weekend, you might have seen the hashtag #cancerFIERCE coming out of the social media coverage of South by Southwest (SXSW).

That is because Dr. Jill Biden and other leaders with the Biden Cancer Initiative were at the gathering in Austin, TX to put the organization’s work front and center at a gathering of leading thinkers and entrepreneurs.

As part of Dr. Biden’s #cancerFIERCE visit to SXSW, she met with cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates, including Mike DiMascio.

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