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CancerCare staff attends White House Meeting

January 13, 2017
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Four members of CancerCare were invited to participate in a morning of roundtable discussions at the White House on January 11.

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First ACA Coverage Deadline is Tomorrow!

December 14, 2016
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Check out this video from Vice President Joe Biden and our friends and Stand Up to Cancer, and visit www.healthcare.gov today to get healthcare coverage by January 1!

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CancerCare Announces Findings of Lung Cancer Roundtable

March 1, 2016
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This past October, CancerCare held a roundtable discussion titled “Improving the Quality of Life for Lung Cancer Patients” at its national headquarters in New York City. Celebrated lung cancer advocates and key opinion leaders in lung cancer treatment held a dialogue and gave presentations reviewing the significance of patient-reported outcomes related to patients with lung cancer.

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CancerCare Survey Finds Most Patients Unfamiliar With Clinical Pathways

September 10, 2015
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A recent survey conducted by CancerCare of more than 1,300 breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer patients diagnosed within the past five years found that the vast majority had not heard the term “clinical pathway”. Even after it was defined, fewer than half claimed to be familiar with the term.

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Top News and Trends in Cancer Research from ASCO 2015

July 2, 2015
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With over 30,000 members of the cancer community in attendance, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is one of the biggest events of the year for breakthroughs in cancer research. Our recap aims to give a quick glance at the meeting’s highlights.

If you’d like to take a deeper dive into ASCO, you can listen to our Connect Education Workshop series, “Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments,” which features updates from ASCO 2015.

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CancerCare Publishes New Guide to the Latest Treatment and Research Updates

May 8, 2015
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CancerCare is pleased to announce that a new booklet, “Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology,” is now available!

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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 3

April 2, 2015
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The final episode of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” discussed recent advances in cancer treatment and covered a number of concerns facing people affected by cancer today. The episode talked about two important aspects of a person’s cancer experience: finding strong emotional support networks and navigating the financial challenges surrounding a cancer diagnosis.

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The Emperor of All Maladies: Part 2

April 1, 2015
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Part 2 of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” follows the intensifying search for a cure in the 1970s and ‘80s. The episode also explores the beginning of patient activism, and shows patients with cancer and their families becoming more involved in decisions about their treatment.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

March 31, 2015
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A new, three-part documentary, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” takes an interesting approach to the history of cancer. Instead of focusing only on scientific research or personal stories, the documentary shows how the two are deeply intertwined.

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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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