When Josh Mailman was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, he didn’t expect his life to be defined by two of Dr. Seuss’ books—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Now as a patient advocate, his goal is to ensure that others diagnosed with rare cancers do not need to rely on luck and travel to get the best outcome.
Patient advocate Diana Chingos wanted to attend the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting to learn about the latest cancer research. After four intense days of posters and presentations, she left Chicago with a mountain of new knowledge and four key insights.
In January, Randy Hillard was part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee that considered the first application for a “biosimilar” medication. In this guest post, he describes patients’ role in the drug approval process and how the committee’s decision could influence cancer care in the future.
Cynthia Chauhan, a kidney cancer advocate, reflects on her experiences at the 2015 GU Cancers Symposium. For her, learning about the latest research has underscored her hope for life-improving cancer treatments.
How does research into cancer prevention, screening, and diagnosis help people living with cancer? Carolyn Aldigé, President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, describes the sessions that made the biggest impact on her from the 2015 GI Cancers Symposium.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.
For patient advocate Carole Seigel, quality care and palliative care are intertwined. In this guest post, she talks about what she took away from the Quality Care Symposium and Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
Breast cancer advocate Jody Schoger shares her experiences of presenting a poster and attending sessions at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.
What would it be like to meet the inventor of the investigational drug that is keeping you alive? Janet Freeman-Daily found out firsthand at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Prostate cancer patient advocate Alvin Chin describes how his experiences in Chicago satisfied his “sweet tooth” for relevant and important cancer information.