Tristan Fitzpatrick

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Read July 22, 2019

A new way to give back - join #AirbnbOpenHomes

Today, the Cancer Support Community and Airbnb are teaming up to connect people traveling for cancer treatment with free, temporary housing through Airbnb's Open Homes program.
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Read June 5, 2019

Set Your DVR for this Sunday, June 9

On Sunday, June 9 as part of the 73rd annual Tony Awards, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of a great champion for cancer patients and their loved ones. The late CSC Champion and three-time Tony Award nominee and 2017 American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee Marin Mazzie will be honored with a special Tony Award in recognition of her leadership within the theatre community for women’s health issues and her support of organizations such as the Cancer Support Community.
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Read March 18, 2019

#TeamMarin Goes the Distance for Patients

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.
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Read March 4, 2019

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

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.
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Read February 25, 2019

Exclusive: Jason Danieley Releases Spotify Playlist

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.
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Read February 14, 2019

From Broadway to the New York City Half Marathon

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.
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Read July 19, 2018

Caring for Caregivers at Colorado Cancer Caregivers Day

DENVER, CO- For Britton and Jen Thomas, MyLifeLine, now a part of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), was a major source of social and emotional support after their significant others passed away from cancer.
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Read June 5, 2018

New Research on Eating and Nutrition Released at ASCO 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.
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Read June 4, 2018

New Research on Melanoma Survivors Released at ASCO 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.
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Read June 1, 2018

The Cancer Support Community Releases Research at ASCO

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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Read May 14, 2018

On the Road at the Amgen Tour of California

On Sunday, May 13, I set out on the Amgen Tour of California to spread the word about all the work we do here at the Cancer Support Community for cancer patients and their loved ones.
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Read May 10, 2018

Breaking Down Barriers in Native-American Cancer Care

Last week, two staff members of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) traveled to Tuba City, Arizona, the largest community on the Navajo Nation and home to more than 8,600 people. There, they met with Navajo and Hopi leaders to learn about the unique challenges facing Native-Americans and their access to cancer care. The following is a Q-and-A with programs and services manager Katie Dimond about her experience in Arizona. It is a first in a series of new CSC programs working with Navajo Nation leaders, medical leaders, and other advocates to create a ground-breaking movement for cancer support and treatment on the largest American Indian Reservation.
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Read April 17, 2018

A “Sundae Session” with Vice President Biden and cancer patients

As part of our partnership with the Biden Cancer Initiative, Vice President Joe Biden met with four cancer patients who are involved with our Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee affiliate, which is one of our 170 locations worldwide that provides free cancer support. Each of them has a unique experience with cancer – and each shared their insights with Vice President Biden during his trek across the country to learn more about the challenges facing all people living with cancer.
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Read March 29, 2018

Three Women Who Changed Cancer Care

Despite growing numbers of women joining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions, the field of oncology is still a male-dominated one. According to the latest American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) survey, for example, women made up fewer than 30 percent of the overall oncologist workforce. That’s why during this Women’s History Month, we recognize the valuable contributions these three women (and many others) have made to improve cancer care for patients and families.
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Read March 12, 2018

Dr. Jill Biden Hears from CSC Caregiver at SXSW

Over the weekend, you might have seen the hashtag #cancerFIERCE coming out of the social media coverage of South by Southwest (SXSW). That is because Dr. Jill Biden and other leaders with the Biden Cancer Initiative were at the gathering in Austin, TX to put the organization’s work front and center at a gathering of leading thinkers and entrepreneurs. As part of Dr. Biden’s #cancerFIERCE visit to SXSW, she met with cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates, including Mike DiMascio.
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Read March 1, 2018

Four Things You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer

March is a busy month for cancer awareness. In addition to Colorectal Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, it’s also Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. We’ve compiled a short list of four things you need to know about kidney cancer for information, knowledge, and support during Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.
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Read February 7, 2018

The Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

When Len Rodgers was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2003, many questions about his diagnosis raced through his head. There was one worry that was especially high on his list, however: whether he would be able to afford the medication to treat his cancer.