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Taking Action

Advocacy

  • Policy Matters

    A Groundbreaking Report on COVID-19 and Cancer

    The report released by the American Association for Cancer Research includes a Call to Action that offers a roadmap for policymakers to better prepare and respond to the next pandemic.

    by Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD

  • Policy Matters

    Patient Advocacy Is Driving Change

    Patient advocates strengthen every aspect of research, from funding innovative science and informing research design, to leading efforts on Capitol Hill to build support for research.

    by Carrie Treadwell, MBA

  • Hope for Cancer Health Equity

    Health care providers and communities are making strides toward ensuring equity in cancer treatment.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Forward Look

    Going Flat

    Most people who opt out of breast reconstruction are satisfied with their decision but are not always supported by their surgeons.

    by Kris Conner

  • Survivor Profile

    Breaking Down Barriers

    Cancer researcher Vicky Forster draws from her own experience with childhood leukemia to emphasize patient voices in cancer research.

    by Bradley Jones

  • The Individual Sphere of Influence

    Can discussion of health inequities lead to actionable change?

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • A Treatment That Came Just in Time

    Cancer survivor Laurie Adami reflects on her experience participating in a clinical trial that ultimately contributed to the March 2021 approval of a CAR-T cell therapy for follicular lymphoma.

    by Laurie Adami

  • Putting the Patient in the Driver’s Seat

    In her new book, Cancer Support Community executive chair Kim Thiboldeaux offers advice to patients on how to steer their way through a cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Making Connections at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021

    Attending a scientific conference as a patient advocate can be an exhausting, overwhelming and hugely rewarding experience.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

    Experts discussed how the cancer community can share accurate information and increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, both among people with cancer and the general population.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

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