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Taking Action

Advocacy

  • The Individual Sphere of Influence

    Can discussion of health inequities lead to actionable change?

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemobrain: It’s Not Your Imagination

    Scientists discussed the mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment at a session dedicated to symptom science at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Policy Matters

    Research Advocacy During COVID-19

    Continued federal funding to support biomedical research, including cancer research, is vitally important during the pandemic.

    by Brandon Leonard, MA, and Marc Johnson, MPP

  • Q&A

    Up for Debate

    Hematologist-oncologist Vinayak K. Prasad describes his positions on cancer research and policy in a recently published book.

    by Marci A. Landsmann