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Denver Channel 7 - Resources Available for Cancer Caregivers

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.

 

How COVID-19 is threatening cancer care

May 29, 2020

As unemployment skyrockets and more people lose their health insurance, cancer patients may struggle to access important screenings and treatments.

 

RECAP: Kelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley Shared Stories About Marin Mazzie on STARS IN THE HOUSE

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."

 

The Denver Channel 7 - Resources available for cancer patients, caregivers during Covid-19 pandemic

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 Chuck Wheeler, to talk about some of the resources available to cancer patients and caregivers.

 

Canyon Diablo Distillery saves the day with production of hand sanitizer for Tuba City hospital

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.

 

Virtual Connection in a Time of Social Distance

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.​​

 

Help Is a Phone Call Away: Patient Advocacy Groups Offer Reassurance and Practical Advice

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.

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What Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Need to Know about the Coronavirus

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.

 

Clinical Trials — hope and frustration as barriers to enrollment persist

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.

 

“From Cancer Fear to Cancer Fierce” — Why the Biden Cancer Summit Matters
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.

 

Bringing Cancer Treatment and Support to the Navajo Nation

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.

 

ASCO 2018: Advancing From Precision Medicine to Precision Care

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. 

 

17 Years (and Counting) of Standing Up and Speaking Out for People Impacted by Cancer

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.

 

An Assault On Hope

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.

 

The American Health Care Act a No-Go

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?

 

My Wish for People with Cancer this Holiday Season

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.

 

Staying The Course With The Cancer Moonshot

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.

 

Who Gets To Define Value?

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.

 

Cancer Cure Moonshoot? Not Without the Patients

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.

 

Cancer Moonshot - Is Now Finally the Time?

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?

Press Releases

2019

CSC’s Sally Werner to Lead Session on Support Groups at CURE®’s New York Lung Cancers Symposium

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.

 

Cancer Support Community Leverages FreedomPay’s DecisionPoint Network™ to Drive Donations

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.

 

International Organization Recognizes CSC CEO Kim Thiboldeaux

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.

 

New Study to Focus on Unmet Needs of Liver Cancer Patients

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.

 

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Donates $25,000 to the Cancer Support Community

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.

 

Tribal and Health Leaders Mark Major Advancement in Cancer Care for American Indians

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.

 

Cancer Support Community Presents First-Ever Kathryn West Inspiration Award

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.

 

Cancer Support Community to Honor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation

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.

 

Cancer Support Community to Honor Incyte’s Commitment to Innovative Ways to Help Patients

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.

 

New Study to Focus on Unique Needs of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients

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).

2018

Walgreens Launches “Feel More Like You” Program

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

 

Cancer Support Community Welcomes Denver-Based Health Leader to Key Role

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.

 

Cancer Support Community Honors Marin Mazzie’s Legacy

September 14, 2018

Powerhouse actress worked to ensure that no one faces cancer alone

 

New Partnership to Increase Supportive Resources for Colorado Cancer Patients

July 13, 2018

Announcement comes as Lieutenant Governor and advocates mark Cancer Caregivers Day

 

Cancer Support Community Welcomes Denver Leaders to its National Board of Directors

June 6, 2018

David Hicks and Lizzy Morton’s election to CSC board coincides with the opening of a Digital Hub in Denver.

 

Cancer Support Community Welcomes Nationally Recognized Leader in Patient Research

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.