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CSC in the News
January 6, 2023
Research shows that spouses of people with cancer experience increased risk of psychiatric disorders and mental illness. CSC’s Heather Badt, LSS, spoke with Healthline about what can be done to better support caregivers and spouses of cancer patients.
CBS New York - Broadway actress Sierra Boggess and sister Allegra running NYC Marathon to raise funds and awareness for CSC
October 26, 2022
Broadway actress Sierra Boggess and her sister, music educator Allegra Boggess, are running in the New York City Marathon to benefit the Cancer Support Community. Watch to learn more about their connection to CSC and their training journey.
September 15, 2022
Carolyn Hax of The Washington Post shares steps on pushing through a cancer diagnosis, and a reader shares how far Cancer Support Community's resources can go in helping patients.
September 15, 2022
Susan Hedlund, LCSW, spoke with Everyday Health regarding the effects of chemotherapy, specifically on mood change. She recommends finding a group for support and mentions how CSC provides assistance for patients struggling with mental health concerns.
September 6, 2022
This article highlights CSC's direct service delivery, research, and advocacy work to help ensure everyone affected by cancer has the opportunity to live a better life.
August 5, 2022
CSC's CEO Debbie Weir talked with Oncology Times about the importance of support for cancer patients. “Limiting or constraining access to timely, quality care to reduce coverage costs is neither good for the patient, nor the company,” she noted.
Denver7 News - Colorado man walking journey of 2,000+ miles to help organization that helped him through cancer
August 4, 2022
Paul, a 3-time cancer thriver, talks with Denver7 about his passion for walking and why he's now using it to raise awareness about the CSC programs that helped support him during his journey with cancer.
March 22, 2022
National Journal interviewed CSC's Senior Director of Policy Rachel Solomon about the extension of some telehealth flexibilities that allow Medicare beneficiaries to continue receiving care at home after the public health emergency ends.
March 8, 2022
National Journal interviewed CSC's Chief Experience Officer Sally Werner about the needs of immunocompromised individuals as the CDC relaxes COVID-19 mask recommendations.
CURE Today - Updated Cancer Registry to Provide Patients, Survivors and Caregivers a Tool to Highlight Unmet Needs
February 1, 2022
CURE Today interviewed our Research and Training Institute's Executive Director Heather Badt about the newly relaunched Cancer Experience Registry.
ABC News - Broadway star Kelli O'Hara sings National Anthem, runs to honor lost loved ones in NYC Marathon
November 5, 2021
ABC News interviewed Kelli O’Hara to talk about the loved ones she lost to cancer and how they inspired her to run the New York City Marathon to raise money for CSC.
November 5, 2021
Kelli O’Hara spoke with SELF about her essentials and training process for her run for CSC.
November 2, 2021
CBS New York’s Dana Tyler interviewed Kelli O’Hara about why CSC is a cause that is close to her heart and why she’s running the New York City Marathon to support CSC.
WCBS Radio - Broadway star Kelli O'Hara to sing national anthem before running in her first NYC Marathon
November 2, 2021
Kelli O’Hara spoke with WCBS Radio about singing the national anthem, running the NYC Marathon, and honoring loved ones with cancer as she trains to run for CSC.
Forbes - Kelli O’Hara To Run In New York City Marathon Sunday To Raise Money, Awareness For Cancer Support Community
November 2, 2021
Broadway star Kelli O’Hara spoke with Forbes about why she chose to run the TCS New York City Marathon to raise money for CSC.
BroadwayWorld - Auction of Memorabilia from Broadway's Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley for Cancer Support Community to be Held This Month
October 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld covered the upcoming auction of theater memorabilia from the personal collection of CSC Champions Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie. Proceeds from the auction benefit CSC.
BroadwayWorld - The Cancer Support Community To Honor NBC NEWS TODAY Host Craig Melvin With Marin Mazzie Award For Empowerment
October 8, 2021
Theater publication BroadwayWorld writes about Craig Melvin winning the Marin Mazzie Award for Empowerment, discussing how Melvin continues to carry on the late actress’s spirit of advocacy.
TheaterMania - Kelli O'Hara Running New York City Marathon to Raise Money for Cancer Support Community
September 29, 2021
Broadway publication TheaterMania covers Tony-award winning performer Kelli O’Hara’s marathon run to raise money for CSC.
August 3, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer highlights Kim Thiboldeaux, Cancer Support Community’s former executive chair, and her new cancer guidebook Your Cancer Road Map: Navigating Life with Resilience.
May 23, 2021
Cancer Support Community’s President Elizabeth Franklin spoke with National Journal about what post-pandemic advocacy could look like, especially for those with compromised immune systems.
April 15, 2021
Eucharia Borden, Senior Director of Health Equity and Clinical Services at the Cancer Support Community, discusses CSC's free services and resources for people impacted by cancer.
CURE - Webinar Recap: Know Your Lung Cancer: Accelerating Education and Access for Biomarker Testing
April 13, 2021
CURE recaps its Educated Patient webinar, which highlighted the Cancer Support Community's online lung cancer biomarker tool.
January 22, 2021
First Lady Jill Biden tours Whitman-Walker Health a nonprofit federally qualified health center in Washington, DC, that offers community-based health and wellness services.
January 22, 2021
First Lady Jill Biden toured one of the Whitman-Walker health clinics in Washington, DC. During the tour she spoke with the community-based health clinic’s CEO and a cancer advocate about how COVID-19 has affected health visits such as cancer screenings.
July 16, 2020
Watch this inspirational interview about an amazing 16-year old cancer survivor, Burke Ryder, and how his mom, Kristin, managed her caregiving and parenting duties during his treatment and beyond.
May 29, 2020
As unemployment skyrockets and more people lose their health insurance, cancer patients may struggle to access important screenings and treatments.
May 9, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Friday night (8pm) with Jason Danieley for World Ovarian Cancer Day.
The show began with a video of Marin Mazzie talking about her diagnosis and a performance of "And the World Goes Round."
April 16, 2020
A cancer diagnosis in the midst of a pandemic brings about even more concerns and challenges. Help is available anytime to patients and their caregivers as they navigate through treatment, with a variety of resources, support and information.
Denver7’s Katie LaSalle interview with CSC's Susan Ash-Lee
April 16, 2020
Denver7’s Katie LaSalle talked with Susan Ash-Lee, the vice president of clinical services for Cancer Support Community, and cancer survivor Chad Wheeler, to talk about some of the resources available to cancer patients and caregivers.
April 14, 2020
When COVID-19 started closing restaurants and businesses Back East, Randy Ahern said he and his partners, Joe Pendergast and Dana Kanzler started hearing about a couple of distilleries that were taking their alcohol and mixing some aloe vera in it to make hand sanitizer.
April 10, 2020
Jonathan Sommers remembers many nights spent alone in a hospital room after he had numerous complications from his surgery for testicular cancer in 2012. The coronavirus pandemic brings many of the same fears to the surface for the 36-year-old writer, filmmaker and producer who lives in Santa Monica, California.
April 3, 2020
When it comes to the novel coronavirus, people worldwide are looking for answers. That may be especially true for those living with chronic illnesses, as well as the caregivers who assist them.
Support groups for people with addiction, cancer and more are adapting during the coronavirus outbreak
April 1, 2020
Denver Health music psychotherapist Maria Schimpf said Resilience in Stressful Events, or RISE, was developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine and Maryland Patient Safety Center and included in-person group support sessions and one-on-one meetings. Schimpf helped bring the program to Denver Health and now runs it.
Feb. 7, 2020
You can’t seem to turn on the news right now without hearing about the coronavirus. It is headline news. We are now seeing cases of the virus spreading outside of China in places like Japan and the US. And there still many unanswered questions. We have also seen a proliferation of misinformation floating around the Internet and social media about the virus.
April 2, 2019
Since I began working in Oncology over 20 years ago, we have been discussing the challenges around recruiting adult patients into cancer clinical trials. Even after numerous efforts and multi-million dollar investments, the rate of enrollment has remained flat — around 3–5%. As we are witnessing exponential progress in the treatment of cancer, increasing enrollment in trials is more important than ever. Yet, many of the same barriers still remain.
Sept. 25, 2018
I truly believe that Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, the Founders and Co-Chairs of BCI, are leading the most important conversation happening about cancer in America today. The Summit gathered hundreds of scientists, researchers, patients, advocates, government officials, media influencers and business leaders with the goal of accelerating our progress in the fight against cancer.
July 31, 2018
At the end of 2017, I was invited to visit the Navajo Nation and tour the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation in Tuba City, Arizona. At this particular health care center, a group of dedicated individuals led by CEO Lynette Bonar, a nurse and military veteran, is bringing the first-ever cancer treatment program to the Navajo Nation. This is a significant step forward in righting an inconceivable wrong.
July 27, 2018
Just like financial toxicity, it is important to capture the concerns and trends of patients’ concerns. In our organization’s case, the abstracts CSC released at ASCO examined everything from patient-physician communication and quality of life to impact on the family. It is now well-documented that in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients, we must treat the whole person — not just the disease.
July 17, 2017
As the calendar turns to 7.17.17 today, and I celebrate my 17th anniversary at the Cancer Support Community (yes, I am playing the lottery today), I can’t help but reflect on the past 17 years and contemplate how the cancer patient experience has changed during that time.
June 2, 2017
As I sit here in Washington, DC and witness some of the Congressional and Administrative actions and activities of the past few weeks, I can’t help but think that we are potentially taking some dangerous steps backwards as a society as it relates to how we treat the neediest among us – and also related to our investments as a nation in science and medicine.
March 29, 2017
Has everyone seemingly forgotten that we are talking about people’s lives here? It’s hard to process all that has happened in the past few weeks with the introduction, then withdrawal on Friday of the American Heath Care Act. Was the bill pulled back because it was so bad or because it wasn’t bad enough?
Dec. 19, 2016
As I think about the upcoming holiday season, I can’t help but reflect back on a report that Cancer Support Community issued on November 30, 2016 entitled, Access to Care in Cancer 2016: Barriers and Challenges. The report analyzes the experiences of 1,046 people who have or have had cancer, and highlights their financial and access challenges during their cancer treatment, and for some, for years after treatment has ended.
Sept. 29, 2016
As the summer draws to a close and I reflect back on its high points, I can’t help but think about the Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted by Vice President Biden at Howard University in Washington, DC on June 29. The Summit was, in essence, a call to action and served to convene doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers, patients, families, advocates and others under the banner of Ending Cancer as We Know It.
July 1, 2016
I always look forward to attending the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting. This was my 20th consecutive year attending the meeting. It is perhaps the most important cancer-related meeting in the entire world, bringing together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from all over the globe to discuss new innovations and confront current challenges in the field of oncology. I was particularly enthusiastic given the theme of this year’s conference: Collective Wisdom - The Future of Patient-Centered Care and Research.
Jan. 28, 2016
If we are going to find the cure, we need to change the perception of clinical trials and have a conversation about clinical trials begin between patient and doctor from the moment of diagnosis. There is general agreement in the medical community that clinical trials are the best way to learn what works in treating diseases like cancer.
Jan. 19, 2016
In 1971, President Nixon declared a War on Cancer and signed the National Cancer Act of 1971. So why, 45 years later, is curing cancer the nation’s new moonshot? What has happened in the intervening years to think this is now possible?
Cancer Support Community Addresses Elevated Need for Mental Healthcare with New Mental Health Programs and Initiatives
January 23, 2023
Recently, CSC’s Research and Training Institute surveyed more than 600 cancer patients and survivors to learn about how cancer impacted their mental health. According to the study, 60 percent of participants were not referred to mental health professionals for the emotional distress they were experiencing.
Cancer Support Community and Equiva Health Partner to Create New Industry Standard for Digital Cancer Support
December 5, 2022
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), the world’s largest professionally led nonprofit cancer support network, today announced a partnership with Equiva Health (Equiva) to bring an innovative model of care to underserved communities. CSC will use Equiva’s health relationship management platform to bring CSC’s support services and other resources to patients via Wi-Fi-enabled tablets.
Cancer Support Community Announces Partnership with National Rural Oncology Collaborative to Provide More Comprehensive Care to Cancer Patients in Breckinridge County, Kentucky
November 14, 2022
A new partnership between Cancer Support Community and and NROC, the oncology division of Community Infusion Solutions, aim to use Breckinridge Health as the launchpad for a larger, long-term initiative to improve healthcare outcomes and overall quality of life for people living with cancer in rural America.
October 28, 2022
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), announced today that Courtney Yohe Savage, MPP, will serve as its next Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, starting November 15, 2022. Yohe is excited to join CSC and turn her focus to patient advocacy. She brings over 20 years of experience in health policy, advocacy, and government relations to counter challenges facing people impacted by cancer.
October 12, 2022
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) released their Cancer Cachexia Voice of the Patient Report as a follow-up to their Externally Led Patient Focused Drug Development Meeting. The meeting provided an opportunity for people impacted by the unintentional weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, and intense psychosocial impact of cancer cachexia to come together and describe their experiences to healthcare providers, researchers, and other key stakeholders.
Broadway Star Sierra Boggess and Sister Allegra Boggess to Run the TCS New York City Marathon for the Cancer Support Community
September 21, 2022
Award-winning Broadway star Sierra Boggess and her sister, music educator Allegra Boggess, will be running the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, to raise awareness and funds for CSC. The sisters are teaming up with our organization for its second year as an Official Charity Partner of the marathon.
August 11, 2022
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) and Carevive are partnering to provide an innovative nursing and social work team-based care delivery model to health systems across the U.S. Using best-in-class technologies, they will monitor and manage the physical and psychosocial distress of patients and caregivers impacted by a cancer diagnosis in collaboration with cancer care teams.
The Cancer Support Community Applauds the Appointment of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to Director of the National Cancer Institute
August 10, 2022
CSC believes both the Cancer Moonshot initiative and the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) will benefit from the breadth and depth of Dr. Bertagnolli’s experience and looks forward to the accomplishments that will be achieved under her leadership.
August 5, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 introduced in the Senate earlier this week includes two provisions that will help cancer patients better afford their care and coverage. The Act places a $2,000 annual cap on Medicare Part D beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses and allows these expenses to be spread out throughout the plan year.
May 12, 2022
CSC has announced that the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson will be the recipient of the 2022 Founders Award for Innovation. Janssen has been a steadfast, strategic partner and an early enthusiast of many of CSC’s ground-breaking education initiatives and has helped CSC inspire positive change by supporting its policy and advocacy initiatives.
April 25, 2022
CSC has announced that award-winning professional basketball player and Olympic silver medalist Ricky Rubio will be the recipient of the 2022 Marin Mazzie Award for Empowerment, named in honor of Theater Hall of Fame inductee, three-time Tony nominee, and CSC Champion Marin Mazzie, who passed away of ovarian cancer in 2018.
March 3, 2022
CSC announced today that Debbie Weir will serve as its next Chief Executive Officer, starting March 7, 2022. Weir has spent her career lifting the voices of people impacted by life-changing events, expanding the visibility of those causes, and leading advocacy efforts that make positive change.
February 10, 2022
CSC has recently expanded its innovative, flagship research study, the Cancer Experience Registry (CER). The online survey for patients and caregivers now includes questions specifically designed to capture the experience of those diagnosed with bladder cancer.
February 2, 2022
CSC was present for today’s historic announcement at the White House, where President Biden relaunched the Cancer Moonshot with a call to action on cancer screening and early detection.
November 19, 2021
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. This “human infrastructure” bill includes several provisions that would expand the country’s social safety net by funding critical health and social programs that would improve the lives of people across the country, including those impacted by cancer.
November 17, 2021
Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) released the 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 (Cures 2.0). This innovative and forward-thinking bipartisan legislation could safely and efficiently revolutionize the delivery of health care in our country.
November 15, 2021
CSC convenes its 3rd Annual Utilization Management Summit this Tuesday, November 16, at 1 p.m. ET. This year’s Summit focuses on health equity, and features a keynote address from Dr. Karen Winkfield, Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, and recent appointee to the White House’s National Cancer Advisory Board.
November 2, 2021
CSC has announced groundbreaking biotechnology company Genentech, a member of The Roche Group, as the recipient of the 2021 Founders Award for Innovation. Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy accepted the award on October 28 at CSC’s virtual celebration.
October 8, 2021
CSC has announced that award-winning news anchor and patient advocate Craig Melvin will be the recipient of the 2021 Marin Mazzie Award for Empowerment, named in honor of Theater Hall of Fame inductee, three-time Tony nominee, and CSC Champion Marin Mazzie, who passed away of ovarian cancer in 2018.
August 1, 2021
CSC welcomed its newest affiliate on June 17. Founded as Blueprints of Hope, CSC Southwest Colorado joins the global organization’s 175 locations, including 52 affiliates and health care partners.
Cancer Support Community, Gilda’s Club Kansas City Join Other Advocates in Submitting Amicus Brief in Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit
June 30, 2021
Health and patient advocacy groups submitted an amicus curiae brief today, supported by Missouri-based health economists and law professors, in the Missouri Supreme Court, noting the vital role that the implementation of expanded eligibility for Medicaid would have in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Missourians.
June 29, 2021
CSC’s Your Cancer Road Map: Navigating Life with Resilience, by Executive Chair Kim Thiboldeaux, is now available on store shelves. The book, which is also available on all major online platforms, encapsulates CSC’s almost 40 years of experience serving people facing cancer and Thiboldeaux’s 20 years of advising individuals impacted by cancer.
June 28, 2021
CSC is pleased to announce Capital Bank as a national level sponsor for its first-ever Community Gives Day.
June 17, 2021
CSC is announcing Monday, June 28, CSC as its first-ever Community Gives Day.
June 17, 2021
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v. Texas. The ACA is a critical safety net for the nearly 17 million cancer patients and survivors across the U.S., including protections for people with pre-existing conditions and eliminating patient cost-sharing for essential health benefits, such as critical cancer screening tests.
CSC Executive Chair Joins First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Focus on Screening and Navigation for Cancer Patients
January 22, 2021
Kim Thiboldeaux, Executive Chair of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), joined First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Whitman-Walker Health CEO Naseema Shafi for a tour of the federally-qualified health center’s 14th Street location. The visit underscored the importance of Americans getting cancer screenings and personalized patient navigation as the country’s health system grapples with the pandemic.
October 17, 2019
On Saturday, November 9, Sally Werner, M.S.H.A., B.S.N., RN, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations, Cancer Support Community, will lead the “Support Groups” session at CURE®’s Patient Focused Sessions during the Physicians’ Education Resource® 14th Annual New York Lung Cancers Symposium®. Werner will also take part in the “Psychosocial” panel discussion. The Symposium is being held in New York City at the New York Marriott.
October 3, 2019
FreedomPay, the world’s leading consumer-centric commerce platform, has announced that the Cancer Support Community (CSC), the largest professionally led non-profit network of cancer support worldwide, will leverage DecisionPoint Network™ to drive donations at Cedar Fair’s Kings Island Amusement Park in Ohio.
Sept. 26, 2019
At a global conference featuring health experts and thought leaders, the (IPOS) presented Cancer Support Community CEO Kim Thiboldeaux with its President’s Community Award for Distinguished Contributions to IPOS.
Sept. 9, 2019
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), a global nonprofit, is expanding its innovative patient experience work by launching a new research study to capture the patient experience of those diagnosed with liver cancer.
June 7, 2019
As announced on Broadway.com, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS in collaboration with the cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical. The gift is in memory of three-time Tony nominee and 2017 American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee Marin Mazzie and in honor of her husband, Broadway star Jason Danieley, both Cancer Support Community Champions.
May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Navajo Nation, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC), and the Cancer Support Community (CSC) joined Dr. Jill Biden on the Navajo Nation in marking a milestone moment: the opening of the first full-time cancer care center on an American Indian Reservation.
May 21, 2019
The inaugural Kathryn West Inspiration Award was presented to Andy Tao and Jeanne Beesley at the finish line of the Amgen Tour of California.
April 10, 2019
Celebrated Entrepreneur Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley and Baekgaard USA, will accept award recognizing ground-breaking expansion of cancer support services.
April 4, 2019
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) will present Incyte with the Founders Award for Innovation at its signature event slated for Tuesday, April 16 at The Lighthouse on Pier 61, part of the acclaimed Chelsea Piers complex on New York City’s Hudson River waterfront.
Cancer Support Community to Honor Broadway’s Ashley Park with Inaugural Marin Mazzie Award for Empowerment
March 13, 2019
A cancer survivor, Park will receive the honor from Mazzie’s husband, Jason Danieley.
Walgreens launches Feel More Like You, a first-of-its kind service to provide personalized care for people living with cancer
March 4, 2019
Program offers the expertise of more than 15,000 specially trained pharmacists and beauty consultants. Now available at more than 3,000 stores to help patients and caregivers manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment.
Broadway’s Jason Danieley Teams Up with the Cancer Support Community to Honor Wife’s Legacy as Advocate
February 11, 2019
Danieley’s participation in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half to pay tribute to Marin Mazzie and raise funds for patients and caregivers.
January 30, 2019
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), a global nonprofit, is launching a unique research study focused on individuals diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow which accounts for approximately 19,520 new cases of cancer each year (American Cancer Society, 2018).
November 19, 2018
Company is the first U.S. pharmacy, health and beauty retailer to integrate personalized oncology clinical care from pharmacists with beauty support services from specially trained beauty consultants
November 8, 2018
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), a global nonprofit, announced the addition of Susan Ash-Lee, MSW, LCSW to serve as Senior Director, Clinical Services.
September 14, 2018
Powerhouse actress worked to ensure that no one faces cancer alone
July 13, 2018
Announcement comes as Lieutenant Governor and advocates mark Cancer Caregivers Day
June 6, 2018
David Hicks and Lizzy Morton’s election to CSC board coincides with the opening of a Digital Hub in Denver.
May 7, 2018
Dr. Kevin Stein brings two decades of experience as groundbreaking researcher and thought leader to executive post.
In Big Advance for Patients, Cancer Support Community Adds Digital Nonprofit MyLifeLine to Its Network
January 30, 2018
As research shows more consumers are searching online for health information, this union will deliver innovative digital services for cancer patients.