CancerCare is pleased to welcome Marcia A. Kean, Chairman of Strategic Initiatives of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, to its Board of Trustees. Kean brings more than 35 years of biomedical and information technology industry experience to her appointment with CancerCare, encompassing business operating experience in the private and public sectors.
Get active with Team CancerCare, and use your next walk, run or ride to help us provide free services for anyone affected by cancer. Support or join us on May 3 for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour and the Greenwich Walk/Run for Hope!
CancerCare’s free Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp allows families who have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer to come together for a weekend retreat. Check out our Indiegogo page to help us make this unique experience available to additional families!
For some, cancer and its treatment can cause significant physical changes to the body. These changes can affect a person’s body image and reduce their sense of self-esteem and wellbeing. To help people cope with these changes, CancerCare is partnering with Me-therapy, a free online resource for improving body image and managing physical changes associated with cancer.
Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work Introduce the Handbook of Oncology Social Work
Columbia School of Social Work, CancerCare and University of Washington School of Social Work applaud the publication of the Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer,” published by Oxford University Press.
A natural actor and people person, 15-year-old Myron Theilmeier quickly took center stage at CancerCare events and gatherings, performing karaoke at the annual holiday party and connecting with others at the Healing Hearts Camp and Walk/Run for Hope. Now, Myron will take the stage once again to share his story at the 2015 CancerCare Gala.
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.
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.
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.
Registration is now open for families interested in spending a weekend at CancerCare’s Healing Hearts Bereavement Camp, a free retreat for those coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer. The seventh annual camp will take place on June 5-7 at Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, PA. The camp combines fun activities such as swimming and horseback riding with therapeutic grief activities to provide emotional support.