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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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Two Decades of Inspiring Hope: CancerCare’s 20th Annual Lung Cancer Walk Raises Over $90,000

November 7, 2023
Group at the start line

On November 5, 2023, more than 200 individuals gathered at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, NY, for CancerCare’s 20th Lung Cancer Walk for Hope.

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CancerCare and Sephora Partner To Provide Brave Beauty Kits By Mail

June 15, 2022
Sephora Brave Beauty Kit

In May, CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program and Sephora partnered to provide individuals impacted by cancer in the tri-state area with cosmetic bags filled with items from Sephora, including skin care and makeup products.

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Purpose in Planning: Why Addressing Legal and Financial Questions Matters After a Cancer Diagnosis

November 4, 2021
Magnolia Purpose in Planning logo

Recently, Triage Cancer and CancerCare, in collaboration with Eisai Inc., partnered to develop Magnolia Purpose in Planning, a program that connects people affected by cancer to a library of personal affairs planning resources, all on one website. The program highlights the importance of ensuring those living with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers, are equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions.

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Introducing Magnolia Purpose in Planning

August 11, 2021
Magnolia Purpose in Planning logo

With almost 90 years of combined cancer advocacy experience, CancerCare and Triage Cancer are proud to launch Magnolia Purpose in Planning, in partnership with Eisai Inc., to connect people affected by cancer to practical financial and legal resources.

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Cancer and Your Mental Health: Dealing with Cancer Emotionally

June 7, 2021
GRYT Health logo

CancerCare social worker Charlotte Ference, LMSW, recently joined GRYT Health to talk about dealing with cancer on an emotional level. During her presentation, Charlotte shared stressors likely faced during certain stages of a cancer journey and coping mechanisms that can help to work through those stressors. This article outlines these stages, covering the stressors and coping strategies discussed during the program.

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CancerCare’s Pen Pal Program: Connecting Across Generations

April 7, 2021
Photo of a handwritten letter with a photo and bundle of envelopes

April is National Volunteer Month, and one of our most exciting new programs wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers: CancerCare’s Pen Pal Program! The Pen Pal Program is offered in partnership with Caring About Seniors and connects older adults with volunteer letter-writers to reduce feelings of isolation through the pandemic and beyond.

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Sephora Hosts CancerCare Clients for Brave Beauty Class for Confidence in Honor of World Cancer Day

February 5, 2020

On Tuesday, February 4, the Sephora store located in Columbus Circle hosted CancerCare clients for a hands-on Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer Class for Confidence in honor of World Cancer Day.

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Financial Assistance From Susan G. Komen®

September 10, 2019

Susan G. Komen® is committed to bridging financial gaps for underserved individuals coping with breast cancer across the country. Offered in partnership with CancerCare, the Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program is open to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women who are actively undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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