National effort to boost clinical trials awareness

National effort to boost clinical trials awareness

Successful drug development isn’t possible without successful clinical tr ...
How is the rise of health influencers changing patient advocacy groups?

How is the rise of health influencers changing patient advocacy groups?

Social media and the internet have given rise to a new breed of “health i ...
Huge database will speed journey to personalized medicine

Huge database will speed journey to personalized medicine

Almost 200,000 people have already signed up to a new research program that ...
Research Rundown: Educate on Mediterranean diet heart health benefits

Research Rundown: Educate on Mediterranean diet heart health benefits

The claim People who know about the Mediterranean diet and its heart health ...
Greater focus on cancer survivorship is needed

Greater focus on cancer survivorship is needed

The medical community has “failed to study and address the psychological, ...
New tool offers roadmap to better patient experience

New tool offers roadmap to better patient experience

A new initiative will help healthcare providers analyze and improve patient ...
Community comes together for AML Awareness Day

Community comes together for AML Awareness Day

Scientists are discovering more about acute myeloid leukemia (AML) all the ...
High-fat diet thickens the cells of the arteries

High-fat diet thickens the cells of the arteries

The claim A high-fat diet contributes to atherosclerosis by thickening arte ...
Increase muscle mass to boost response to PD-1 inhibitors in lung cancer

Increase muscle mass to boost response to PD-1 inhibitors in lung cancer

The claim Sarcopenia, or the loss of skeletal muscle mass, is significantly ...
Could genomics improve pancreatic cancer outcomes?

Could genomics improve pancreatic cancer outcomes?

Routine genetic profiling in pancreatic cancer could save lives by matching ...
Young women worry more about depression than heart disease

Young women worry more about depression than heart disease

Young women are more worried about depression and anxiety than they are abo ...
Research rundown: chemotherapy-related blood cancer is rare but significant

Research rundown: chemotherapy-related blood cancer is rare but significant

The claim Despite advances in cancer treatments, people who underwent chemo ...
Research rundown: study investigates links between cancer diagnosis and suicide

Research rundown: study investigates links between cancer diagnosis and suicide

The claim People who have been diagnosed with cancer within the last year a ...
Research rundown: black men with “low risk” prostate cancer may have aggressive disease

Research rundown: black men with “low risk” prostate cancer may have aggressive disease

The claim Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer classified as low risk m ...
Research rundown: site of care impacts palliative care cancer health disparities

Research rundown: site of care impacts palliative care cancer health disparities

The claim People with metastatic cancer treated at hospitals that primarily ...
Research rundown: Midlife PSA levels “strong predictor” of prostate cancer in black men

Research rundown: Midlife PSA levels “strong predictor” of prostate cancer in black men

The claim Prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in midlife are a strong pr ...
People in poor areas of the US more likely to die from preventable cancer

People in poor areas of the US more likely to die from preventable cancer

While more people are surviving cancer than ever before, not everyone is be ...
Prostate cancer: sexual health, urinary incontinence and the psychosocial impact – Us TOO addresses the elephant in the room

Prostate cancer: sexual health, urinary incontinence and the psychosocial impact – Us TOO addresses the elephant in the room

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide.1 Approxi ...
Primary care should routinely screen older women for urinary leakage

Primary care should routinely screen older women for urinary leakage

Primary care doctors should consider asking all older female patients about ...
The National Organization for Rare Disorders asks people to show their stripes for Rare Disease Day

The National Organization for Rare Disorders asks people to show their stripes for Rare Disease Day

This year’s global Rare Disease Day, on February 28, focuses on the chall ...
Research rundown: computers can predict best chemotherapy choice

Research rundown: computers can predict best chemotherapy choice

The claim  An open-source machine learning algorithm can predict an indivi ...
Event helps Astellas staff understand the patient and caregiver journey

Event helps Astellas staff understand the patient and caregiver journey

The power of stories was given center stage at an Astellas event designed t ...
Cancer survivors and their caregivers need more support

Cancer survivors and their caregivers need more support

Cancer survivors are living longer than ever after their diagnosis, necessi ...
Astellas staff learn from personal caregiver experiences

Astellas staff learn from personal caregiver experiences

Poor health doesn’t occur in a vacuum – a diagnosis can turn loved ones ...
Hard work and compelling stories enable Debbie’s Dream Foundation to make change at government level

Hard work and compelling stories enable Debbie’s Dream Foundation to make change at government level

Compelling stories and tireless campaigning are the secrets to successful h ...
Personal stories highlight patient and caregiver needs at Astellas Patient and Caregiver Event

Personal stories highlight patient and caregiver needs at Astellas Patient and Caregiver Event

Three Astellas employees shared their personal stories of facing illness, a ...
2018 in review: a year in patient advocacy

2018 in review: a year in patient advocacy

Raising awareness and helping to change the law, ensuring people can access ...
Health disparities holding back cancer care revolution

Health disparities holding back cancer care revolution

There has never been a more exciting time in the cancer field, but health d ...
Research rundown: genetic test could be effective relapse predictor in myelodysplastic syndrome

Research rundown: genetic test could be effective relapse predictor in myelodysplastic syndrome

The claim A genetic test carried out 30 days after stem cell transplantatio ...
More than 1,100 new cancer treatments in development reports PhRMA

More than 1,100 new cancer treatments in development reports PhRMA

Cancer deaths have dropped by 26% since the 1990s, in large part thanks to ...
AAKP Ambassadors ensure the patient voice is heard at every level

AAKP Ambassadors ensure the patient voice is heard at every level

Above (l-r): Kent Bressler, AAKP Board Member and Ambassador (TX) and Davi ...
Advocacy groups join forces to provide digital health education for cancer patients

Advocacy groups join forces to provide digital health education for cancer patients

As the saying goes, there’s no point reinventing the wheel – which is w ...
C3 prize-winning idea could save the lives of children affected by cancer in developing countries

C3 prize-winning idea could save the lives of children affected by cancer in developing countries

A team of Harvard undergraduates have developed a device they hope will sav ...
Mended Hearts: supporting the patient journey

Mended Hearts: supporting the patient journey

Across all the stages of the patient journey, diagnosis is the point at whi ...
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Engaging with patient communities – tailoring approaches to address unique challenges

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Engaging with patient communities – tailoring approaches to address unique challenges

As part of our special Prostate Cancer Awareness Month coverage, we brought ...
Team work brings the dream of ending prostate cancer closer

Team work brings the dream of ending prostate cancer closer

Joining forces with local and global communities is the key to raising awar ...
Finding the hard to reach through innovation

Finding the hard to reach through innovation

Leading figures in the world of prostate cancer advocacy have spoken about ...
Summit to foster industry and patient group collaboration

Summit to foster industry and patient group collaboration

Industry and advocacy groups came together to foster collaboration on a sha ...
Astellas C3 Grand Prize winner to help smash cancer stigma in Africa

Astellas C3 Grand Prize winner to help smash cancer stigma in Africa

Information is power when it comes to dispelling myths and increasing adher ...
Getting the bladder health conversation started with the National Association for Continence

Getting the bladder health conversation started with the National Association for Continence

There’s one aim behind the multiple activities the National Association f ...
Would screening for overactive bladder improve diagnosis rates?

Would screening for overactive bladder improve diagnosis rates?

Screening for overactive bladder may help increase diagnosis rates by raisi ...
Patient centricity survey finds disparity in perception and reality

Patient centricity survey finds disparity in perception and reality

Survey finds that while people believe in the importance of pharma deliveri ...
When clinical trials try patients’ patience

When clinical trials try patients’ patience

We owe a huge debt to the patients who take part in clinical trials so it ...
Research has led to huge leaps forward in blood cancer

Research has led to huge leaps forward in blood cancer

Immunotherapy, genomics, personalized medicine – much has been achieved i ...
Caregiver Action Network: supporting the family caregiver journey

Caregiver Action Network: supporting the family caregiver journey

The biggest barrier to advocating for family caregivers is getting them to ...
Social media focus: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Social media focus: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Social media lit up with more than 2,000 mentions of Prostate Cancer Awaren ...
C3 technology category prize winner could expand access to cancer imaging and diagnostics

C3 technology category prize winner could expand access to cancer imaging and diagnostics

Pathologists have developed a new method that could speed up cancer diagnos ...
The Simon Foundation for Continence: busting myths and breaking down stigma

The Simon Foundation for Continence: busting myths and breaking down stigma

With many people living with incontinence in silence, advocacy groups taske ...
Research rundown: nanoparticles a cancer imaging game changer

Research rundown: nanoparticles a cancer imaging game changer

The claim  Imaging nanoparticles that give off light under a low-power las ...
Research rundown: team science could put “progress on steroids”

Research rundown: team science could put “progress on steroids”

The claim  The Human Genome Project (HGP) has accelerated scientific advan ...
Research rundown: small tumors more likely to lead to secondary cancer

Research rundown: small tumors more likely to lead to secondary cancer

The claim Evolutionary theory could explain how some small malignant tumors ...
Older age among barriers to patient portal use, poll finds

Older age among barriers to patient portal use, poll finds

A nationwide survey found that being age 65 or older was a barrier to patie ...
Boosting African American participation in prostate cancer clinical trials

Boosting African American participation in prostate cancer clinical trials

Increasing clinical trial participation among African American men is missi ...
Supporting prostate cancer support groups

Supporting prostate cancer support groups

Support groups can be an important part of managing many diseases – but t ...
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: harnessing the power of the community to end prostate cancer

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: harnessing the power of the community to end prostate cancer

When it comes to raising awareness, there’s a lot of power in the communi ...
LIVE WEBINAR: Engaging with patient communities – tailoring approaches to address unique challenges

LIVE WEBINAR: Engaging with patient communities – tailoring approaches to address unique challenges

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and to mark the occasion Chang ...
Overall cancer death rates have fallen in the United States

Overall cancer death rates have fallen in the United States

More people are surviving cancer than ever before in the United States, sho ...
Change Together reports on prostate cancer

Change Together reports on prostate cancer

In the US, prostate cancer is among the most common cancers in men, coming ...
Research rundown: blood mutations may be able to predict AML

Research rundown: blood mutations may be able to predict AML

The claim Genetic changes in the blood could make it possible to identify p ...
Astellas advocacy meeting discusses how to embed true shared decision making

Astellas advocacy meeting discusses how to embed true shared decision making

Shared decision making was the focus of a recent breakfast meeting for advo ...
Transparency of research results will increase participation in clinical trials

Transparency of research results will increase participation in clinical trials

Sharing research test results with trial volunteers could boost levels of t ...
Change Together reports on bladder health

Change Together reports on bladder health

Millions of Americans struggle with the impact of bladder ill-health every ...
Clinicians as decision-making navigators

Clinicians as decision-making navigators

Clinicians need to be ready and willing to help patients navigate their dec ...
Mind your language – the power of words in healthcare

Mind your language – the power of words in healthcare

Innovation isn’t always about new technologies and medicines – it can b ...
Barriers to women’s health in the United States

Barriers to women’s health in the United States

Women’s health in the United States needs to be better supported, accordi ...
Empowering people to make informed decisions about their health

Empowering people to make informed decisions about their health

The more people understand clinical research the more empowered they will f ...
How can patients be more involved in their treatment decision making?

How can patients be more involved in their treatment decision making?

Education is a big part of shared decision making (SDM) – but it’s by n ...
Astellas’ flagship cancer care award – the C3 Prize – back for third year

Astellas’ flagship cancer care award – the C3 Prize – back for third year

Non-treatment innovations aimed at improving cancer outcomes in the develop ...
More than 500 neurology medicines in development

More than 500 neurology medicines in development

More than 500 medicines for neurological disorders are currently in develop ...
Financial planning for cancer: staying afloat from hospital to home

Financial planning for cancer: staying afloat from hospital to home

Family Reach, Foundation for Financial Planning, and Financial Planning Ass ...
Thousands wear blue to bring men’s health to the public’s attention

Thousands wear blue to bring men’s health to the public’s attention

The best gift any man can give his family is his good health – that was t ...
Why collaboration is key to making medical progress

Why collaboration is key to making medical progress

When research suddenly leaps forward, patient and healthcare professional e ...
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Working together to drive research, education and awareness

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Working together to drive research, education and awareness

With four new therapies making their way to the previously arid treatment l ...
ASCO – bringing the patient voice to the medical community

ASCO – bringing the patient voice to the medical community

The patient voice has become ever more ingrained into all aspects of oncolo ...
How advocacy is placing the patient voice at the center of medical conferences

How advocacy is placing the patient voice at the center of medical conferences

Medical conferences have traditionally been the preserve of researchers, sc ...
Looking to the future with the Astellas Stakeholder Engagement Team

Looking to the future with the Astellas Stakeholder Engagement Team

The Stakeholder Engagement function at Astellas has seen some changes in th ...
Social media focus: AML World Awareness Day

Social media focus: AML World Awareness Day

The acute myeloid leukemia (AML) community came together in a flurry of soc ...
Research rundown: investigating the biological reason for prostate cancer disparity in African American men

Research rundown: investigating the biological reason for prostate cancer disparity in African American men

The claim African-American men are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with ...
Combining knowledge to ease the patient journey

Combining knowledge to ease the patient journey

From advocacy groups to physicians, caregivers to nurses, everyone is worki ...
Relaunched We Work For Health website reveals biopharmaceutical industry’s economic and community impact

Relaunched We Work For Health website reveals biopharmaceutical industry’s economic and community impact

A new website collates data on the industry’s economic and community impa ...
Research rundown: measuring fatigue in cancer survivors to improve quality of life

Research rundown: measuring fatigue in cancer survivors to improve quality of life

The claim Cancer survivors experience higher levels of fatigue even years a ...
Digital Sherpas guiding older patients to health literacy

Digital Sherpas guiding older patients to health literacy

A simple idea to enhance technology skills is having a massive impact on a ...
Do you

Do you “Know AML” – the world’s first global AML awareness initiative?

They may speak in different languages, have different professions and diffe ...
Research rundown: can trained transplant navigators help disadvantaged patients access life-saving treatment?

Research rundown: can trained transplant navigators help disadvantaged patients access life-saving treatment?

The claim Dedicated transplant coordinators may be able to improve access t ...
New hope for people with AML – an interview with Kathleen Weis, CEO of the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

New hope for people with AML – an interview with Kathleen Weis, CEO of the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Don’t give up hope, because the chances of finding a cure for acute myelo ...
Bringing pharma together for the good of all patients – an interview with Dr. Gwen Nichols from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bringing pharma together for the good of all patients – an interview with Dr. Gwen Nichols from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Now is a very promising time for people with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) a ...
Barbara Bush – the very definition of advocacy

Barbara Bush – the very definition of advocacy

Much-loved advocate, campaigner and former first lady Barbara Bush was lai ...
LIVE WEBINAR: Knowledge is power – using education and awareness to drive positive change for patients

LIVE WEBINAR: Knowledge is power – using education and awareness to drive positive change for patients

April 21 was acute myeloid leukemia (AML) World Awareness Day and to mark t ...
Change Together marking AML World Awareness Day by helping people to “Know AML”

Change Together marking AML World Awareness Day by helping people to “Know AML”

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of acute leukemia in a ...
Lifting the veil on incontinence – an interview with Twila Yednock from The Simon Foundation for Continence

Lifting the veil on incontinence – an interview with Twila Yednock from The Simon Foundation for Continence

Looking back, Twila Yednock thinks she suffered from urge incontinence sinc ...
Daddy’s Boys – a new play tackling prostate cancer disparity in African-American men

Daddy’s Boys – a new play tackling prostate cancer disparity in African-American men

Thought provoking and emotive – a new play is offering up an entertaining ...
Research rundown: using nanorobots to seek and destroy cancer

Research rundown: using nanorobots to seek and destroy cancer

The claim Scientists have developed nanorobots that can shrink tumors by cu ...
Research rundown: how bucket lists can help healthcare decision making

Research rundown: how bucket lists can help healthcare decision making

The claim A “bucket list” can be a starting point to helping people wit ...
Research rundown: using supercomputers to personalize cancer treatment

Research rundown: using supercomputers to personalize cancer treatment

The claim  A mathematical model that predicts how cancers grow and how the ...
Tackling cancer-related financial toxicity to give patients a fair shot at beating cancer

Tackling cancer-related financial toxicity to give patients a fair shot at beating cancer

Meet Haley “My mom quit her job to care for me when I was diagnosed w ...
Working together to ensure the patient voice is heard throughout Astellas

Working together to ensure the patient voice is heard throughout Astellas

Improving health literacy and making clinical trial information easier to a ...
World Cancer Day: going beyond awareness to tackle inequity in cancer care

World Cancer Day: going beyond awareness to tackle inequity in cancer care

Cancer is a global problem, yet around 70% of deaths from the disease occur ...
Make sure your voice is heard this Rare Disease Day

Make sure your voice is heard this Rare Disease Day

If we all do just one thing to mark Rare Disease Day, we will be one step c ...
The RAISE Family Caregivers Act brings hope to millions of Americans

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act brings hope to millions of Americans

Collaboration and bipartisan support have culminated in hope for the 90 mil ...
How prostate cancer education benefits the whole community – an interview with Ana Fadich of Men’s Health Network

How prostate cancer education benefits the whole community – an interview with Ana Fadich of Men’s Health Network

Hundreds of men have attended educational talks as part of a program of pro ...
Research rundown: improving quality of life for people with rare diseases

Research rundown: improving quality of life for people with rare diseases

The claim Support and advocacy groups could significantly increase quality ...
Social media focus: Getting America talking about bladder health

Social media focus: Getting America talking about bladder health

November was Bladder Health Month, an initiative launched by the Bladder He ...
Research rundown: turning your smartphone into a microscope

Research rundown: turning your smartphone into a microscope

The claim Scientists have released an open-source how-to guide which will a ...
The challenges and opportunities for advocacy groups working together

The challenges and opportunities for advocacy groups working together

The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the guest panelists and ...
Helping pediatric cancer patients stay active and informed – an interview with C3 Grand Prize Winner Hernâni Oliveira

Helping pediatric cancer patients stay active and informed – an interview with C3 Grand Prize Winner Hernâni Oliveira

Developing the HOPE PROJECT to help children with cancer stay active and in ...
The power of collaboration for improving patient care

The power of collaboration for improving patient care

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest panelists and ...
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Driving positive change for patients through collaboration and education

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Driving positive change for patients through collaboration and education

The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the guest panelists and ...
Research rundown: How to get patients to share electronic health records

Research rundown: How to get patients to share electronic health records

The claim  Healthcare professionals need to address patients’ privacy co ...
2017 in review: stories of inspiration

2017 in review: stories of inspiration

From hiking in the dark to changing laws, it’s been a fantastic year for ...
The Astellas C3 Prize – going beyond treatment to address real unmet needs for patients living with cancer

The Astellas C3 Prize – going beyond treatment to address real unmet needs for patients living with cancer

Cancer rates are growing at an alarming pace around the world, with the lat ...
Research rundown: survey of older US adults shows few speaking to their doctor about possible drug interactions

Research rundown: survey of older US adults shows few speaking to their doctor about possible drug interactions

The claim Only a third of older Americans who take at least one prescriptio ...
To pee or not to pee – an update on Astellas’ Stop Stalling initiative and Peehavior Survey

To pee or not to pee – an update on Astellas’ Stop Stalling initiative and Peehavior Survey

Fewer than 13% of women affected with the urgency, frequency and leakage as ...
Improving physician education for better patient care in bladder health

Improving physician education for better patient care in bladder health

Supporting and educating patients is a shared objective among patient advoc ...
The role of health policy in safeguarding women’s health

The role of health policy in safeguarding women’s health

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest contributors ...
Research rundown: scientists a step closer to developing better medicines for chronic bladder conditions

Research rundown: scientists a step closer to developing better medicines for chronic bladder conditions

The claim Scientists are closer to understanding the development of chronic ...
LIVE WEBINAR: Driving positive change for patients through collaboration and education

LIVE WEBINAR: Driving positive change for patients through collaboration and education

Throughout November, Change Together is sharing stories from advocacy group ...
Working together for better awareness of bladder health – an interview with Jessica Bateman of the Urology Care Foundation

Working together for better awareness of bladder health – an interview with Jessica Bateman of the Urology Care Foundation

The Bladder Health Alliance (BHA) is a coalition of more than 30 patient an ...
We’re shining a light on bladder health this November

We’re shining a light on bladder health this November

Despite an estimated one-third of American adults aged 40 and over reportin ...
Giving advocacy groups a platform to engage – the 2017 BIO Patient & Health Advocacy Summit

Giving advocacy groups a platform to engage – the 2017 BIO Patient & Health Advocacy Summit

Patients’ access to new medicines and cutting-edge drug research developm ...
Research rundown: Clinical trial discussion should be part of standard of care

Research rundown: Clinical trial discussion should be part of standard of care

The objective To gauge public opinion of whether clinical trials should be ...
Managing the practical side of prostate cancer

Managing the practical side of prostate cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is hard to deal with for anyone. Questions arise abou ...
Research rundown: digestible capsules could solve poor medication adherence

Research rundown: digestible capsules could solve poor medication adherence

The claim New hydrogel-based capsules that remain in the gastrointestinal t ...
Research rundown: poor health literacy can lead to more emergency department visits

Research rundown: poor health literacy can lead to more emergency department visits

The claim Poor health literacy increases the risk of preventable emergency ...
ProgressForPatients.org: equipping advocates with the knowledge and tools to instigate change

ProgressForPatients.org: equipping advocates with the knowledge and tools to instigate change

Understanding patient needs is crucial to the advancement of more patient-c ...
Improving health literacy for better patient outcomes

Improving health literacy for better patient outcomes

Understanding today’s medicines, with their complex modes of action and p ...
Every man counts in the fight against prostate cancer

Every man counts in the fight against prostate cancer

Since 1996, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, has been hard at work tryi ...
Celebrating success to educate – Us TOO's plans for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Celebrating success to educate – Us TOO’s plans for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Established in 1990, Us TOO International is a nonprofit focused on providi ...
Empowering women to educate themselves about heart disease

Empowering women to educate themselves about heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S.1 Until ...
Education key to improving prostate health among African-American men

Education key to improving prostate health among African-American men

Founded in 2003, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has long advo ...
The power of connection in the lung cancer community

The power of connection in the lung cancer community

Making connections and finding support is crucial for anyone diagnosed with ...
Research rundown: 3D printing transforming healthcare

Research rundown: 3D printing transforming healthcare

The claim Three-dimensional printing is transforming healthcare by providin ...
Evolving to meet the growing need for transplant support

Evolving to meet the growing need for transplant support

Despite advances in medical technology and awareness about transplantation, ...
Elevating the patient voice: the 2017 BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion

Elevating the patient voice: the 2017 BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion

The growing interest in patient advocacy from the biotechnology industry wa ...
Research rundown: electronic patient recorded outcomes can improve cancer survival

Research rundown: electronic patient recorded outcomes can improve cancer survival

The claim Integrating patient recorded outcomes (PROs) into routine oncolog ...
Patient-reported outcomes and where patient advocacy groups can help

Patient-reported outcomes and where patient advocacy groups can help

As healthcare becomes more patient-centric and value-based – demanding a ...
Shared decision making: identifying patient values and improving doctor dialogue

Shared decision making: identifying patient values and improving doctor dialogue

Putting patients at the heart of healthcare is increasingly critical as the ...
A clinical trial journey from cancer patient to survivor

A clinical trial journey from cancer patient to survivor

Please note that this article describes the personal story of Roberta Aberl ...
Facilitating better treatment of overactive bladder through shared decision making

Facilitating better treatment of overactive bladder through shared decision making

A staggering 33 million people in the U.S. alone1 – around 16% of the nat ...
Cancer care is improving – but new therapies still need funding

Cancer care is improving – but new therapies still need funding

Between 1975 and 2013, the percentage of U.S. citizens surviving their canc ...
Amplifying the patient voice to improve healthcare quality

Amplifying the patient voice to improve healthcare quality

How do we capture the patient voice to shape the future of care in the U.S. ...
Reflections from an advocate: ASCO 2017

Reflections from an advocate: ASCO 2017

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together ...
Be inspired once more: the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize returns for a second year

Be inspired once more: the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize returns for a second year

Although patients today can access more resources and tools than ever befor ...
New Advocacy Hub format brings advocates and professionals closer than ever before

New Advocacy Hub format brings advocates and professionals closer than ever before

Every spring, the Urology Care Foundation hosts its own ‘Patient Advocacy ...
Starting the conversation about women's pelvic health

Starting the conversation about women’s pelvic health

In 2007, the total economic cost of overactive bladder (OAB) in the U.S. al ...
Time to save clinical research?

Time to save clinical research?

Clinical trials are the driving force behind developing new medicines and m ...
It's time to talk about men’s health

It’s time to talk about men’s health

Despite huge progress in patient advocacy and awareness programs, men’s h ...
Research rundown: new test could help determine a cancer’s origin quicker than traditional techniques

Research rundown: new test could help determine a cancer’s origin quicker than traditional techniques

A newly discovered clue in blood could help detect both tumor cells and the ...
Clinical trials drive scientific breakthroughs – but not without volunteers

Clinical trials drive scientific breakthroughs – but not without volunteers

Clinical trials are a vital component in the discovery and development of n ...
The importance of patients in the development of new medicines

The importance of patients in the development of new medicines

As our knowledge of the way the human body works in a normal and disease st ...
Overactive bladder: A patient’s perspective

Overactive bladder: A patient’s perspective

Please note that this article describes the personal story of Cheryl Stein ...
Patient story: from cancer survivor to advocate

Patient story: from cancer survivor to advocate

I didn’t wake up one day and say to myself: “Today I will be an advocat ...
Research rundown: lab on a chip technology could revolutionize disease diagnosis and clinical research

Research rundown: lab on a chip technology could revolutionize disease diagnosis and clinical research

The claim A group of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medic ...
The Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) post-cancer transplant website

The Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) post-cancer transplant website

Background TRIO is a nonprofit international support organization for the e ...
Upcoming patient-focused sarcopenia meeting will let patients inform the development of new medicines

Upcoming patient-focused sarcopenia meeting will let patients inform the development of new medicines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a series of Patie ...
Research rundown: conditional cell reprogramming has the potential to change medicine and research

Research rundown: conditional cell reprogramming has the potential to change medicine and research

The claim A new technique of cell culturing could revolutionize healthcare. ...
Bernie Zeiher, Astellas President of Development, discusses the importance of biomarkers

Bernie Zeiher, Astellas President of Development, discusses the importance of biomarkers

Dr. Bernie Zeiher, Astellas President of Development, explains in a new ser ...
Improving clinical trial accrual: Malecare’s journey from local support group to advocacy leader

Improving clinical trial accrual: Malecare’s journey from local support group to advocacy leader

Less than 5% of eligible cancer patients take advantage of the treatment op ...
Encouraging collaboration to speed up the discovery of new treatments

Encouraging collaboration to speed up the discovery of new treatments

In 2009, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute dedicated to speedin ...
Addressing psychosocial care in childhood cancer

Addressing psychosocial care in childhood cancer

Guidance around childhood cancer must address both the biomedical and psych ...
Be active – in every sense – and support World Cancer Day 2017

Be active – in every sense – and support World Cancer Day 2017

Despite major advances made in cancer care over the past decade, the number ...
11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life breaks fundraising record

11th Annual Aspen Summit for Life breaks fundraising record

On Dec. 2 and 3, the Chris Klug Foundation hosted its 11th Annual Aspen Sum ...
Facilitating decision making for better, more informed patient choices

Facilitating decision making for better, more informed patient choices

Making decisions is a process everyone goes through every day of their live ...
The importance of going beyond the medicine in healthcare

The importance of going beyond the medicine in healthcare

When the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network conducted a national ...
Bernie Zeiher, Astellas President of Development, on his unwavering optimism for the future of medicine

Bernie Zeiher, Astellas President of Development, on his unwavering optimism for the future of medicine

When Astellas’ President of Global Development, Dr. Bernie Zeiher, was in ...
Stop stalling on overactive bladder

Stop stalling on overactive bladder

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month and Astellas is taking part by i ...
‘Flip Out’ for lung cancer awareness month

‘Flip Out’ for lung cancer awareness month

Lung cancer claims more lives in the U.S. every year than breast, prostate ...
Breaking the stigma of bladder health issues

Breaking the stigma of bladder health issues

Bladder health issues affect millions of people worldwide and include a ran ...
Changing the face of cancer care – an interview with Diane Jooris, co-founder of Oncomfort, the C3 Grand Prize Winner

Changing the face of cancer care – an interview with Diane Jooris, co-founder of Oncomfort, the C3 Grand Prize Winner

On Oct. 7, 2016, Astellas announced the winners of its inaugural C³ Prize ...
Tackling the growing burden of breast cancer in young women

Tackling the growing burden of breast cancer in young women

Breast cancer is an increasing concern for young American women, affecting ...
Astellas Oncology uses C3 Prize to look beyond treatments in fostering innovation in cancer care

Astellas Oncology uses C3 Prize to look beyond treatments in fostering innovation in cancer care

Three ideas from around the world address anxiety management, online patien ...
Understanding the cancer patient journey

Understanding the cancer patient journey

Despite a record 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S.1 – a number ex ...
Addressing the issue of patient treatment access in Latin America

Addressing the issue of patient treatment access in Latin America

The Global Alliance for Patient Access (GAfPA) is the international arm of ...
ZERO unveils Faces of Hope campaign to end prostate cancer

ZERO unveils Faces of Hope campaign to end prostate cancer

“Most people don’t know that a watershed moment for prostate cancer was ...
Horizon scanning in prostate cancer care

Horizon scanning in prostate cancer care

The field of oncology is experiencing a time of excitement and innovation w ...
Social media focus: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2016

Social media focus: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2016

September was Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM), an initiative launche ...
Changing the way Astellas works with patients through the Early-Stage Pipeline ‘Playbook’

Changing the way Astellas works with patients through the Early-Stage Pipeline ‘Playbook’

Astellas has taken a significant stride to formalize the way in which it bu ...
Research rundown: new techniques improving the screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer

Research rundown: new techniques improving the screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the U.S.1 As a ...
Research rundown: new study identifies potential method to monitor transplant health

Research rundown: new study identifies potential method to monitor transplant health

The claim A Cornell graduate student has developed a potential new method o ...
Eliminating disparity in prostate cancer – an interview with Thomas A. Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network

Eliminating disparity in prostate cancer – an interview with Thomas A. Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) was founded in 2003 by Thomas ...
Spotlight on SMA Awareness Month

Spotlight on SMA Awareness Month

Each August, the spinal muscular atrophy community marks SMA Awareness Mont ...
Research rundown: artificial intelligence could revolutionize medicine

Research rundown: artificial intelligence could revolutionize medicine

The claim Artificial Intelligence (AI) could lead to an era of precision me ...
Breaking down barriers in men’s health

Breaking down barriers in men’s health

Founded in 1992, Men’s Health Network (MHN) was the initiator of a weeklo ...
Transplant Games of America continue to inspire with record-breaking event

Transplant Games of America continue to inspire with record-breaking event

From June 10–15, the Donate Life Transplant Games of America (TGA), a mul ...
To advocate, educate and inspire – an interview with Lauren Pierce of the Chris Klug Foundation

To advocate, educate and inspire – an interview with Lauren Pierce of the Chris Klug Foundation

Founded in 2003 by former professional snowboarder Chris Klug, the Chris Kl ...
Transforming cancer care

Transforming cancer care

What if you could transform the lives of those living with cancer with one ...