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New Research on Eating and Nutrition Released at ASCO 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Today is the final day of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference, which is the largest gathering of oncology professionals from around the world.

Throughout the conference, we’ve posted blogs sharing our latest research on gastric cancer and melanoma. Today’s blog is a short post covering our research on patient-clinician communication about eating and nutrition.

New Research on Melanoma Survivors Released at ASCO 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Last Friday, you may have seen a post on our blog explaining that we will be sharing three Q-and-A blogs sharing the significance of our latest research abstracts at the American Society of Oncology’s annual conference that will greatly impact people affected by cancer.

Today’s blog covers our latest research on communication between melanoma patients and their health care team.

Below see our second Q-and-A with our President, Linda House, on the topic.

The Cancer Support Community Releases Research at ASCO

Friday, June 1, 2018

From today through June 5, we will be at the largest gathering of oncology professionals from around the world in Chicago, Illinois.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference is a fantastic opportunity for us to share three exciting new research abstracts that will greatly impact people affected by cancer.

Throughout the conference, we will post a series of short Q-and-A blogs explaining the significance of our findings. Today’s blog covers our latest research on communication between gastric cancer patients and their health care team.

What Are the Unique Challenges Brain Tumor Patients and Survivors Face?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Brain cancer is a life-changing and often lethal illness that warrants our increased attention and resources. Knowledge of the brain tumor experience by a wider portion of the population is an important first step to fighting this disease.

Patient Focused Drug Development

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Starting in 2012 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to integrate the patient perspective into the drug development process through their Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) initiative. The patient advocacy community can and should partner with the FDA to ensure that they are measuring the full patient experience in clinical trials to include the physical, social, and emotional impacts of a therapy, and CSC has been working closely with the FDA, and other researchers, to explore ways to do so in a more meaningful way.

Five Ways to Protect Your Skin This Summer

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

With summer just around the corner, your risk of developing skin cancer becomes even higher. While it may be tempting to spend more hours out in the sun, be sure to take necessary measures to protect yourself from harmful rays.

Here are five ways you can protect your skin from the sun this summer.

On the Road at the Amgen Tour of California

Monday, May 14, 2018

On Sunday, May 13, I set out on the Amgen Tour of California to spread the word about all the work we do here at the Cancer Support Community for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Advocate Spotlight: Libby Mullin, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 14, 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 May and her years in advocacy on Capitol Hill and with her own consulting practice. 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!

Breaking Down Barriers in Native-American Cancer Care

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Last week, two staff members of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) traveled to Tuba City, Arizona, the largest community on the Navajo Nation and home to more than 8,600 people. There, they met with Navajo and Hopi leaders to learn about the unique challenges facing Native-Americans and their access to cancer care.

The following is a Q-and-A with programs and services manager Katie Dimond about her experience in Arizona.

It is a first in a series of new CSC programs working with Navajo Nation leaders, medical leaders, and other advocates to create a ground-breaking movement for cancer support and treatment on the largest American Indian Reservation.

How Northwest Medical Specialties Helps Ensure No One Faces Cancer Alone

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In January, with the generous financial support of the Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation, Northwest Medical Specialties became a CSC health care partner. With six locations in Washington State, Northwest Medical Specialties is committed to providing world-class, holistic care to everyone who walks through their doors.

The CSC Program Director at Northwest Medical Specialties is a social worker named Abra Kelson. We asked Abra a few questions about her experiences launching the CSC at Northwest Medical Specialties and how her programming will impact patients and caregivers in her community.

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