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Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Advocates

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stories are universal tools to persuade and because of this, stories are excellent tools in an advocate’s toolbox. So, how can advocates prepare to tell their story?

Advocate Spotlight: Kelly Hendershot

Monday, April 15, 2019

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles 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 April, 2019, and her advice for overcoming fears and jumping into advocacy. 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!

Three Questions & Answers About Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy

Thursday, March 28, 2019

While a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy is rare, it does occur. Read our short Q-and-A on what to know about treatment during pregnancy.

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.

Access to CAR T-Cell Therapies for Medicare Patients

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently released a National Coverage Analysis memo to decide how CMS will provide coverage for this innovative treatment. They have proposed coverage alongside a concept known as “evidence development.”

#TeamMarin Goes the Distance for Patients

Monday, March 18, 2019

The past month has been an exciting time for all of us at the Cancer Support Community.

In February, we announced that Broadway star Jason Danieley would run with Brian d’Arcy James in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half in #TeamMarin, a special team created in honor of Jason’s late wife, three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie (who passed away from ovarian cancer last September).

Yesterday we celebrated Jason, Brian, and the other four individuals by cheering them on in New York City during the big Half Marathon weekend.

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.

Welcoming Kim Czubaruk to the Cancer Support Community

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Cancer Support Community is proud to announce the newest team member of our Cancer Policy Institute. Please join us in welcoming Kim Czubaruk, the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy.

Advocate Spotlight: Heather Hall

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Each month, the Cancer Policy Institute profiles 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 March, 2019, and her inspiring story and engagement with advocacy at CSC and beyond. 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!

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