making a difference

March 26, 2019
Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: How Community and Collaboration Fill the Gaps in Cancer Care in Puerto Rico

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San Juan and Caguas, Puerto Rico, were recent stops in ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s “ASCO in the Community” tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa shares some insight into what delivering cancer care is like in Puerto Rico, especially after Hurricane Maria.

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June 27, 2018
Stephanie L. Graff, MD, and Kelly Shanahan, MD

Being a Physician-Patient Is a Double-Edged Sword

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"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.

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Annie Achee, Voices on Cancer
June 7, 2018
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How Advocacy Helps Me Fight Fear of My Spouse’s Recurrence

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Annie Achee knew she had a choice: let worrying that her husband’s cancer may return take over her life or find a more productive path. Find out how becoming a cancer advocacy leader gave her control over the fear of an unknown future.

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October 12, 2017
Cathy D. Meade, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Donating Biospecimens for Cancer Research: An Expert FAQ

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Did you know that scientists can use samples from our bodies to learn more about cancer and how to treat it? These samples are called biospecimens, and people can donate them to help make progress in cancer research regardless of whether they have cancer.

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