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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.

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.

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.

Amplifying the Patient Voice in Cancer Care

Friday, September 28, 2018

In cancer care, goals should be informed by what the patient considers to be most important. This is why our team at the Research and Training Institute is developing a new tool that can be used to measure what really matters to patients- Valued Outcomes in the Cancer Experience (VOICE™).

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.

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