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Helping Kids Discover Their Super Powers When a Family Member Has Cancer

March 26, 2018
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On Tuesday, March 6th, CancerCare’s New Jersey office, in partnership with The Valley Hospital, hosted a fun-filled Super Hero Workshop for families affected by cancer.

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Celebrating Social Workers: CancerCare’s Interns Reflect on Their Experience

March 26, 2018
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Each academic year, CancerCare welcomes students for a second-year field placement, who have an interest in the field of oncology social work. The internship program offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on a person’s life. As part of National Social Work Month, we asked our current interns what skills they have gained while interning at CancerCare and what their favorite part of interning here was.

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CancerCare Social Worker, Mayra Sandoval, Discusses Her Work With the Latino Community

March 22, 2018
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“The most rewarding aspect of my job is knowing that my clients are heard. It fills me with joy knowing I am making a difference in their lives by listening and empowering them every step of the way.”

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CancerCare Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, Discusses Her Work with People Living With Cancer

March 20, 2018
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March is Social Work Month! This is Part V of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Social Worker, Lauren Chatalian, LMSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for people living with cancer.

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CancerCare Social Workers Discuss Their Work with Children and Teens

March 19, 2018
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“Our role is to provide a safe space for children and teens to talk about their feelings and teach them coping strategies that might help during this difficult time”

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CancerCare Social Worker, Kathy Nugent, Discusses Her Work With People Who Have Lost a Loved One to Cancer

March 12, 2018
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March is Social Work Month! This is Part III of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Director of Regional Programs, Kathy Nugent, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer.

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CancerCare Social Worker, William Goeren, Discusses His Work With the LGBT Community

March 5, 2018
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March is Social Work Month! CancerCare’s Director of Clinical Programs, William Goeren, OSW-C, LCSW-R, shares his thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for LGBT individuals affect by cancer.

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March 3 is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day

March 2, 2018
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Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a breast cancer subtype, which is found in 10-20% of all breast cancer diagnoses each year. The name originates from tumors found in the breast that are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative. In other words, TNBC tumors do not exhibit any of these three receptors. Although these tumors do not respond to receptor-specific treatments, they are typically responsive to chemotherapy.

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CancerCare Social Worker, Sarah Kelly, Discusses Her Work With Older Adults

March 1, 2018
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March is Social Work Month! This is Part I of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Clinical Supervisor, Sarah Kelly, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for older adults affected by cancer.

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Help for Women Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

February 27, 2018
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CancerCare recently received a $400,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to provide financial assistance to women with any cancer diagnosis.

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