2019 Press Releases
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.
March 13, 2019
A cancer survivor, Park will receive the honor from Mazzie’s husband, Jason Danieley.
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.
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).
2018 Press Releases
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.
June 6, 2018
The Cancer Support Community’s (CSC) board of directors elected three new members at its recent meeting. The three distinguished individuals—Pankaj Amin, David Hicks, and Elizabeth Morton—come from a variety of professional backgrounds and join nearly two dozen current members.
May 31, 2018
Studies include melanoma, gastric cancer, and nutritional needs
May 7, 2018
Dr. Kevin Stein brings two decades of experience as groundbreaking researcher and thought leader to executive post.
February 23, 2018
Under 20 Percent of Caregivers in Survey Get Formal Training, Less Than a Third Feel Prepared to Manage Related Stress.
February 8, 2018
Findings Reveal Persistent Misconceptions and Insufficient Dialogue.
January 30, 2018
As research shows more consumers are searching online for health information, this union will deliver innovative digital services for cancer patients.
January 25, 2018
Findings underscore need for resources aimed at helping patients and caregivers navigate this treatment.
January 1, 2018
Cancer.com features content tailored to each user plus a wealth of resources, including My Care Activator, an exclusive digital health coaching tool.
2017 Press Releases
December 11, 2017
The studies examine issues related to symptom burden for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients and were selected for poster and abstract presentation, respectively.
December 9, 2017
Half of Respondents in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patient Experience Study Say Diagnosis Affects Views on Life Expectancy. Over 20 Percent also Report Experiencing Substantial Levels of Anxiety and Fatigue
December 9, 2017
Significant Percentage of Breast Cancer Survivors Report Experiencing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy that Disrupts Daily Living
November 30, 2018
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Headquarters Board of Directors: Bjoern Albrecht, Jing Liang, and Lynne O’Brien. The Board provides leadership and guidance for carrying out CSC’s mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
September 28, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) and the LIVESTRONG Foundation (LIVESTRONG) today announced the launch of the next generation of their highly-regarded resource, Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment, a free education program to help cancer survivors make the successful transition from active treatment to post-treatment and the next chapter in their lives.
September 14, 2017
Brian d'Arcy James of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why, Academy Award-winning film Spotlight, and Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton is set to take on the 26.2-mile-long challenge of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8th and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community.
September 13, 2017
CSC today announced a collaboration with Smart Patients, an online peer-to-peer support forum for patients and caregivers to connect CSC’s Cancer Experience Registry with Smart Patients’ Cancer Experience Forum. Patients, caregivers, and their family members can join the online support forum for free to share, connect, and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment—regardless of their geographic location.
September 12, 2017
The Cancer Support Community is pleased to announce the addition of a national public health leader and a former Obama administration official to its leadership team.
September 6, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) today announced the launch of Immunotherapy & Me, an innovative program to support the unique needs of patients receiving immunotherapy treatment, and the clinical staff who care for them. The program aims to identify and implement patient-centered practice solutions across the continuum of immunotherapy care. This is the first-of-its-kind immunotherapy pilot program in partnership with cancer centers in Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington.
August 30, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) applauds the passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017, which includes a key provision to better define the patient experience, that was signed into law by President Donald Trump on August 18, 2017.
August 4, 2017
CSC today announced the results of its study of cancer survivors’ perceptions of clinical trials at the 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention. The study shows that negative perceptions of clinical trials and low participation in trials persist—barriers that are elevated among racial and ethnic minorities.
August 4, 2017
CSC today announced the results of its study from the Cancer Experience Registry of cancer caregivers at the 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention. The study identified the top needs and concerns cancer caregivers are facing. Findings show that among other things, cancer caregivers experienced substantial anxiety (48 percent of respondents) and elevated fatigue (37 percent).
July 18, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) today released a research report that found the scarcity of communication between patients and their care team about cost-of-care resulted in financial toxicity for patients living with cancer. In addition, nearly half (47 percent) of patients are identified as at risk for clinically significant levels of depression.
June 27, 2017
Amid proposed federal government budget cuts, more than 250 cancer researchers, medical professionals, policymakers, patients, caregivers, survivors, and advocates will convene in Washington, D.C. today for Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later.
June 26, 2017
The Biden Cancer Initiative today announced Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community (CSC), along with other national leaders in the cancer field, has been selected to serve on the Initiative’s Board of Directors.
June 23, 2017
CSC announces its opposition to the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The legislation, made public after weeks of closed-door discussions, retains the most concerning provisions originally introduced in the House of Representative’s American Health Care Act (AHCA).
June 3, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) announced today the results of its study of melanoma patients as part of its Cancer Experience Registry, at the 2017 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting.
June 2, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) announced today the results of its study of prostate cancer patients as part of its Cancer Experience Registry, at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
June 1, 2017
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) announced today the results of its study of gastric cancer patients as part of its Cancer Experience Registry, at the 2017 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting
May 2, 2017
The Cancer Support Community announces its support for the bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2244, introduced by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) in the U.S. House of Representatives. CSC commends Congressman Lance and Congresswoman DeGette for their continued leadership and advocacy on patient protection and patient-centered legislation.
April 20, 2017
The Cancer Support Community honors Vice President Joe Biden and the former Cancer Moonshot team this evening with the Founders Award for Vision for their tireless efforts to galvanize action and improve the future for those affected by cancer.
March 31, 2017
The Cancer Support Community’s Research and Training Institute developed and validated a distress screening program to identify and address social and emotional distress in cancer caregivers.
March 23, 2017
Cancer Support Community research suggests different experiences with stigma among lung cancer populations.
March 13, 2017
The Cancer Support Community supports Dr. Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and urges the Senate to vote in favor of his confirmation.
March 3, 2017
In a study presented by the Cancer Support Community today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium, 68 percent of patients reported not discussing costs with their health care team prior to treatment, even though 43 percent of patients reported that their out of pocket costs were higher than expected.
February 14, 2017
The Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation announced today its pledge of more than $500,000 to the Cancer Support Community, a nonprofit focused on the social and emotional impact of cancer, to create welcoming spaces in hospitals where cancer support groups and programs will be put in place.
2016 Press Releases
Oct. 24, 2016
The Cancer Support Community was awarded last week the Annual Achievement Award of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for outstanding contributions nationally to cancer care and to patients with cancer.
Oct. 17, 2016
The Cancer Support Community was pleased to participate today in the White House’s release of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force Report, which outlines a detailed set of findings and recommendations to achieve the goals established for the Cancer Moonshot initiative earlier this year.
Sept. 29, 2016
New findings presented by the Cancer Support Community suggest that a significant proportion of patients have difficulty conceptualizing value in terms of current cost-benefit models used by policymakers.
Sept. 8, 2016
The Cancer Support Community, an international cancer nonprofit, has endorsed the Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and their families that were published in a 2015 special issue of Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Aug. 29, 2016
An honorary board member of the Cancer Support Community, Gene was instrumental in the 1991 founding of Gilda’s Club, named in honor of his late wife, comedienne Gilda Radner.
June 22, 2016
The Cancer Support Community (CSC), an international nonprofit, today announced the launch of the Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials program, a landmark cancer education series devoted to building awareness among patients and caregivers about the importance of clinical trials as a viable treatment option.
March 31, 2016
Among patients who are at risk for depression, those who indicated high concerns around pain, making a treatment decision, and ‘finding meaning’ were significantly more likely to be experiencing higher levels of distress than those who were still at risk for depression but were experiencing lower levels of distress, according to research presented today by the Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit, at the annual meeting of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Feb. 12, 2016
The Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit, has launched its new website, www.CancerSupportCommunity.org, a destination for information, tools and support to manage the full impact of cancer.
Feb. 2, 2016
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) and Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) launched today the Cancer Experience Registry: Stomach Cancer, an addition to the Cancer Experience Registry that will focus on people living with stomach cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma and other cancers of the gastric tract.