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

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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Supporter Spotlight: TESARO

February 26, 2018

As we gear up for CancerCare’s 2018 Gala , happening Wednesday, April 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, we’d like to take a moment to thank TESARO, our Presenting Sponsor and Honoree.

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Help for Low-Income New Yorkers Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

February 14, 2018

CancerCare recently received a $700,000 grant from The New York Community Trust to provide financial assistance to low-income New Yorkers affected by cancer.

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We Challenge You! Join CancerCare and the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge!

February 8, 2018
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We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined Merck on the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge, a social sharing program that will help us raise funds and continue our support of cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and others

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Our Impact: CancerCare by the Numbers

February 5, 2018
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In CancerCare’s 2017 Impact Reports, we break down how each of our three core program areas make a difference in the lives of people with cancer.

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CancerCare Recognizes World Cancer Day 2018

February 3, 2018
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February 4th is World Cancer Day. 18 years ago, World Cancer Day was created to raise political awareness of cancer and to work towards decreasing prevalence of cancer by the year 2020. This year’s theme is “We Can. I Can.” and inspires individuals and groups to make small changes in their lives to make a larger collective impact. Here are a few ways to get involved this year:

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Advice from a Social Worker: Coping With Cervical Cancer

January 31, 2018

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! CancerCare’s Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, Stacy Chilton MSW, ACHP-SW, LMSW, discusses common concerns that arise when coping with a cervical cancer diagnosis, the importance of communicating with your health care team, and how to find support during treatment.

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Update: CancerCare’s Hurricane Relief Programs

January 30, 2018
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Although it has been over four months since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria made landfall in the United States, many are still reeling from the after effects and are in the process of rebuilding. In these communities, some people still do not have access to basic necessities, such as electricity and clean water. In response, CancerCare, in partnership with the Community Oncology Alliance, raised almost $665,000 in direct financial assistance for people with cancer who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.

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