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  • Roadblocks to Care

    Some cancer patients struggle to find transportation to their appointments. The coronavirus pandemic has further limited options for patients looking for rides.

    by Anna Goshua

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    Smiling Faces

    Rich Nardiello seeks to bring a smile to children with cancer.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Survivor Profile

    An Unlikely Pivot

    Medha Deoras-Sutliff’s experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.

    by Lindsey Konkel

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    Patients With Pets

    A helping hand for pet owners receiving cancer treatment.

    by Jackie Oshiro

  • Virtual Connection in a Time of Social Distance

    Responding to the coronavirus, patient advocates and nonprofits expand existing outreach initiatives and launch new ones.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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    Filling a Void

    A mother whose son was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia works to improve access to mental health services for teenagers.

    by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko

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    A Driving Force

    Mark Good uses every avenue to spread the news about prostate cancer.

    by Lindsey Konkel

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    Creative Therapy

    Various kinds of artistic expression can play a role in processing the emotional effects of cancer.

    by Bradley Jones

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    Handle With Care

    Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.

    by Lindsey Konkel

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    Stay Close

    Participants in Airbnb’s Open Homes program help nonprofit organizations to provide temporary lodging for cancer patients.

    by Katherine Malmo

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From the AACR

  • Prioritizing Vaccination

    The AACR led a contingent of 130 organizations in asking that cancer patients and survivors be granted high priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Bolstering Diversity

    Eliminating disparities requires consistent effort on numerous fronts, including the development and sustenance of a diverse scientific workforce.

  • Screening During the Pandemic

    In March of last year, screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer decreased by roughly 90% compared with historical rates.

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