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Patients With Lung Cancer May Need More Support, Education When Making Treatment Decisions

January 29, 2021

In a survey conducted by the Cancer Support Community, 33% of patients with lung cancer reported they were somewhat or not at all involved in the decision-making process, and 66% were not as knowledgeable about their treatment options as needed to make this decision.

Why the Cancer Caregiver Journey Cannot Be Overlooked When Discussing Patient Care

November 18, 2020

Heather Badt, CSC’s Executive Director of the Research & Training Institute, recently shared her personal perspective as a former patient and caregiver with CURE® and expanded on how those who care for loved ones with cancer often face their own unique challenges and require specialized resources themselves

Patients with Cancer Stand to Lose if Supreme Court Repeals ‘Obamacare’

October 27, 2020

Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Her vote would be instrumental in deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act. If it’s repealed during November’s landmark case, many could lose access to cancer screening and treatment.

Speaking Out About Breast Implant-Associated Cancer

May 09, 2019

In this episode of CURE® Talks Cancer, we spoke with an advocate who is raising awareness around the recent controversy surrounding a certain type of breast implant that is causing a rare type of lymphoma.

Despite Advances, Education Tools Still Needed for Immunotherapy Treatment

March 05, 2018

Recently, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) conducted a survey to better grasp the challenges that patients, caregivers and clinical staff members face regarding immunotherapy. The goal is to ultimately use that information to craft an empowerment program that will improve the patient experience.

Patient Advocates Learn from Each Other

December 06, 2017

Key takeaways from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit reveal progress made toward improving survivorship care and planning, and identify opportunities for improvement.

Brian d'Arcy James Runs the Chicago Marathon to Raise Money for the Cancer Support Community

September 19, 2017

Brian d'Arcy James of 13 Reasons Why, Spotlight, and Hamilton is set to take on the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and raise money to support cancer patients and their loved ones served by the Cancer Support Community.