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Patient-To-Patient Guide: Cancer Clinical Trial Advice

February 22, 2024
Daphne - myTRIAList

For some people living with cancer and their caregivers, exploring clinical trials can feel like navigating uncharted territory. Yet, within the experiences of those who have walked this path lies invaluable wisdom and insight. George, Daphne and Quanisha have generously shared their experiences as cancer clinical trial participants, offering insights and advice for those considering this treatment option.

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CancerCare’s Support for Children and Adolescents Impacted by Cancer: Q&A with Shannon Coon

February 15, 2024
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As part of International Childhood Cancer Day, Shannon Coon, LMSW, CancerCare’s Children’s Program Coordinator shares some resources and insights for families coping with cancer.

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Oncologists' Perspectives: Empowering Patients through Cancer Clinical Trials

February 7, 2024
Eric Santos, MD, of Cancer and Hematology Centers

Facing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and filled with uncertainties and questions about the best possible treatment options. One avenue of hope and potential breakthroughs in cancer care is through participation in clinical trials. However, navigating the world of clinical trials can be difficult, with numerous questions and concerns. In this guide, we turn to the expertise of oncologists to provide you with answers to the most common questions about cancer clinical trials.

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Common Cancer Clinical Trial Questions Answered by Oncology Social Workers

January 18, 2024

Every year, CancerCare oncology social workers talk with thousands of people about the ups and downs they face while living with cancer. One of the many topics they discuss with people includes the overall education on cancer clinical trials. Below are a couple of questions and answers CancerCare social workers most commonly address with people comparing their cancer treatment options.

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Warmth in Winter: CancerCare for Kids Programs Brings Comfort to Families Impacted by Cancer

January 17, 2024
Social workers in front of Winter Warmth packages

In December, CancerCare distributed warm winter accessories to 137 children and teenagers, as part of its Winter Warmth program and 149 children and teens received gift cards, as part of the Holiday Gift Card Program.

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CancerCare Holiday Party Brings Over 130 Clients Together

January 11, 2024
CancerCare staff standing in front of Christmas tree

CancerCare, in partnership with Eisai, brought over 130 clients affected by cancer together in New Jersey for a festive holiday party in December.

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CancerCare Provides Warm Coats to People Aged 50+ Diagnosed with Cancer

January 10, 2024
Social workers standing in front of boxes

Now in its fourth year, CancerCare’s Share the Warmth program provided new, warm coats to 75 individuals aged 50+ who are in active treatment for cancer in December.

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CancerCare Provides Insight in The New York Times on the Chemo Drug Shortage Crisis

January 4, 2024
Danielle Saff quote

In a recent article in The New York Times, the ongoing chemotherapy drug shortage many cancer patients and their loved ones have faced over the last year was brought into focus. The piece highlights a growing crisis in the generic drug industry and features insights from Danielle Saff, LCSW, an oncology social worker and the Older Adult Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor with CancerCare.

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Creative Connections at CancerCare’s Young Adult “Paint & Sip” Night

December 12, 2023

On December 5, 2023, CancerCare hosted a free “Paint and Sip” event for young adults impacted by cancer at the Painting Lounge in Midtown, Manhattan.

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CancerCare Year in Review 2023

December 12, 2023
Year in Review 2023

2023 marked another eventful year for CancerCare’s emotional and educational support programs, both in-person and virtual, as well as advocacy efforts and fundraising for people affected by cancer. In this fiscal year alone, we provided over 52,000 hours of emotional and practical support and answered over 46,000 calls on our helplines.

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