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Introducing VOICE™: A New Tool to Capture the Patient Perspective

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

On March 22nd, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings from two studies at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings from one study for people diagnosed with cancer, their families, and cancer care providers.

Patient Concerns and Quality of Life: First Findings from the Cancer Experience Registry®: Ovarian Cancer

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On March 17th, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on more than 120 women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Here is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the ovarian cancer community.

Melanoma, Stigma, and Mental Health

Friday, March 15, 2019

On March 6th, 2019 our Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on more than 40 adult patients with a diagnosis of melanoma at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the melanoma community.

Psychosocial Distress and Access to Resources: Preliminary Findings from Immunotherapy & Me

Friday, March 8, 2019

On February 28, 2019, we presented new research findings from an innovative research and activation program called Immunotherapy & Me at the 2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA. The poster presentation summarizes responses concerning the emotional and support needs of immunotherapy patients across multiple tumor types. Here is a post about the significance of our preliminary findings.

Masculinity and Perceived Control: How Quality of Life Concerns Affect Psychosocial Distress for Prostate Cancer Patients

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On February 14th, 2019 our Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on more than 200 men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Here is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the prostate cancer community.

New Book on 'Cancer Caregivers' Features Our Commitment to Caregivers

Thursday, February 28, 2019

We are excited to share that we have authored a book chapter on caregiving published by Oxford University Press. The chapter is included in a new book, entitled ‘Cancer Caregivers,’ that is dedicated to the science of cancer caregiving and the support that is available to caregivers in their community.

The Intersection of Long-Term Symptom Management and Distress in Gastric Cancer

Friday, January 25, 2019

On January 17th, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings of a study on 72 adult patients with a diagnosis of stomach, esophageal, or GIST cancer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings for the gastric cancer community.

Examining Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

On December 5th, 2018 we presented new research findings on a study of more than 600 women with breast cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Below is a post about the significance of these findings for women diagnosed with breast cancer and for breast cancer care providers.

How Precise is Precision Medicine?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

While government officials and the medical community celebrate advances in precision medicine, patients often struggle to navigate a treatment landscape that increasingly resembles science fiction.

The Importance of Understanding Psychosocial Concerns in Cancer Survivorship

Friday, October 5, 2018

While clear advances have certainly been made in treatment and survival, there remains a critical need to better understand the quality of life implications of survivorship. We applaud the multidisciplinary approach of cancer care, and also advocate strongly for an even more comprehensive view of treating patients, above and beyond the treatment of their disease.

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