CancerCare Social Workers in the Spotlight

December 9, 2014
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CancerCare social workers were recently honored for their contributions to the field of social work. Learn more about the oncology social workers at CancerCare who are making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.

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Palliative Care Inches Toward Standard of Care

October 29, 2014
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Palliative care is specialized medical treatment that focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. Traditionally, palliative care has been accessed only toward the end of life. Many recent studies however, have shown that introducing it earlier into cancer patients’ care plans results in improved quality of life, living longer and lower medical costs.

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CancerCare Applauds Recent CVS Decision to Ban Tobacco Products

February 10, 2014
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CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, recently announced the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in their stores by October. The company predicts this change will drastically cut sales by an estimated $2 billion annually, but will further their mission of serving as a health care-focused retailer.

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