Cancer ResearchClinical TrialsPatient Advocacy
The role of patients in clinical trials is slowly changing, but enlightening more pharmaceutical companies about the value of the patient’s perspective in designing clinical trials is still a challenge.
Multiple MyelomaPatient Advocacy
By Nick Bryant
The death-defying feats of James Bond were explored on an episode of the Lifetime network’s The Balancing Act. No, not that James Bond. Our James Bond didn’t hail from the UK’s Secret Service, but is an American who has been besieged by a foe as lethal as Dr. No or SMERSH–the rare blood cancer multiple myeloma.
Cancer ResearchMultiple MyelomaPatient Advocacy
By Jack Aiello
Jack Aiello, multiple myeloma survivor, looks at the importance of patient advocacy and breaks down the different areas of advocacy.
Financial SupportPatient AdvocacySupport Services
Alan Balch, PhD, CEO of the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a nonprofit organization, discusses the support services PAF offers to patients with cancer in this interview.
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Musa Mayer, breast cancer survivor and advocate, was recently recognized for her 25 years of advocacy on behalf of patients with advanced breast cancer. Read Musa’s inspiring story.
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesCancer Biomarkers
Wenora Y. Johnson, 3-time survivor, shares her cancer story and encourages patients to ask their care team about biomarker testing.
What Discussions Should Patients Have with Caregivers and Healthcare Providers Before Beginning Treatment?
Yelak Biru believes that a cancer diagnosis affects a person's entire family and support network, and notes that there are various ways for patients with cancer to involve and inform their families about their treatment.
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