New CancerCare Booklet Helps People Facing Cancer Understand Latest Research and Treatments

Booklet highlights key findings presented at ASCO 2007 Meeting, world’s largest oncology conference

NEW YORK, November 5, 2007—Each year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws more than 30,000 cancer researchers, physicians and other professionals from around the world to report on the latest advances in cancer treatment. A free guide from CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization, helps patients make sense of how these new findings affect their treatment options.

CancerCare’s_Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments_ presents the research highlights from the June 2007 ASCO annual meeting, the premier scientific event on the oncology community, in language that is easily accessible by anyone affected by cancer.

“Patients often come to us with the question, ‘What do these research findings mean for me?’” said Diane Blum, MSW, executive director of CancerCare. “CancerCare’s ASCO summary presents the data in clear, understandable terms and encourages patients to talk to their doctors about what the research might mean for their treatment plan.”

Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments covers advances in more than 20 different cancers, and each chapter was edited by national experts in their fields. The booklet is part of the CancerCare Connect® booklet series, which address the medical, emotional and practical aspects of coping with cancer. All Connect booklets are free of charge and can be downloaded from CancerCare’s website, or ordered by calling 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).

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