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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!

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.

Walgreens, Cancer Support Community Launch Feel More Like You™ Campaign

Monday, March 4, 2019

Today, the Cancer Support Community joined with Walgreens in announcing the expansion of Feel More Like You™. This is a first-of-its-kind pharmacy, health and beauty service available at no cost to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment.

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.

Exclusive: Jason Danieley Releases Spotify Playlist

Monday, February 25, 2019

Are you curious to hear what Broadway star Jason Danieley listens to when he’s training for the half marathon? We’ve got the exclusive scoop on his running playlist. Jason put together a special Spotify playlist for us that he usually listens to during his training runs for the big race.

Potential Changes to Medicare Part D Concerning Protected Classes has the Potential to Negatively Impact Cancer Care

Thursday, February 21, 2019

In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new rule that would allow for several changes to the protected classes policy in Medicare Part D. The Cancer Support Community is concerned that if these changes are allowed, patients may face barriers to the cancer treatments that are right for them

Advocate Spotlight: Caren Lock

Tuesday, February 19, 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 February, 2019, and her passion for women's issues. 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!

From Broadway to the New York City Half Marathon

Thursday, February 14, 2019

From appearing in social media, to meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Broadway star Jason Danieley and his late wife Marin Mazzie vigorously advocated for the concerns of cancer patients and their loved ones.

Now, as reported by Playbill and Broadway World, in honor of Mazzie (who passed away from ovarian cancer last September), Danieley will be lacing up his sneakers and advocating for patients in a brand new way by participating in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half on March 17. He will run in a special Team Marin in honor of his wife with Brian d’Arcy James.

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.

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