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.
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.
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.
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Hope Nemiroff’s inability to easily get answers to some of her questions during her breast cancer experience led her to establish Breast Cancer Options, which offers free services, education, and advocacy to patients with breast cancer.
Financial SupportPatient Advocacy
After facing the potential financial burden of his own medical bills, cancer survivor David Mitchell founded Patients for Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization aimed to control the cost of drugs and make them affordable for patients with cancer.
By Lisa Lurie
Lisa Lurie went from “bald, breastless, and bewildered” to all-glammed-up as a cancer survivor and founder of Cancer Be Glammed, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to recover with dignity and positive self-esteem. Last fall, Lisa was a finalist for CONQUER’s Hero of Hope Patient Award, and although she didn’t win, this experience was a milestone in her cancer story.
Patient AdvocacyPatient StoriesProstate Cancer
Dennis Golden was an active, fit, 70-year-old when he learned he had prostate cancer. He was surprised to discover that few men know the warning signs and how potentially serious it can be. In response, he formed the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation to educate men about this disease.
Kathy Gram faced colorectal cancer with a positive attitude, good humor, and support from family and close friends. When her disease was in remission, she shared her hard-won wisdom with others as a Patient Advocate. She reflected on the lessons she had learned as a 12-year cancer survivor.
Patient AdvocacySurvivorshipBrain Cancer
Shortly after his college graduation, Danny Heinsohn’s world turned upside down when he learned he had a brain tumor. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and finding something to celebrate every day, even while dealing with cancer.
Lung CancerPatient StoriesPatient Advocacy
By Chase Doyle
A chest x-ray and a CT scan revealed a diagnosis of stage IV (advanced) non–small-cell lung cancer after John Doll was experiencing shortness of breath and a lingering cold.
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