April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Survivor and advocate Connor O’Leary reveals what he wishes he had known about the disease.
Candid Discussions on Living With and After Cancer at An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
On January 14, 2016, the Cancer Survivorship Symposium opened with An Evening for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, an event featuring networking, a panel discussion, and an open forum to share the challenges of living with or after a cancer diagnosis.
Patient advocate Dusty Donaldson reports from the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium and discusses the growing support for survivorship care plans for all people with cancer.
Two sisters and breast cancer advocates share what they learned at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
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.