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Getting heard in advocacy

Getting heard in advocacy

Getting heard over the noise of more well-known, well-understood disease ar ...
Changing the face of stomach cancer trials

Changing the face of stomach cancer trials

An estimated 10,000 Americans died from gastric cancer in 2015, yet just 0 ...
Advocacy on film: Providing a YouTube education

Advocacy on film: Providing a YouTube education

An estimated 175,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the US t ...
Thinking outside the box to engage prostate cancer patients

Thinking outside the box to engage prostate cancer patients

“You have to think outside the box, says Alexandra Scholz, Chief Executiv ...
Spreading the word up to and beyond prostate cancer awareness month

Spreading the word up to and beyond prostate cancer awareness month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month promised to shine a light on the issue – ...
‘We’re just $1bn away from defeating prostate cancer’

‘We’re just $1bn away from defeating prostate cancer’

“We believe we’re no more than $1billion away from defeating prostate c ...
Harness the power of celebrity to spread the patient advocacy message

Harness the power of celebrity to spread the patient advocacy message

When it comes to getting noticed in the 21st century, patient advocacy grou ...
Developing a cancer survivorship program for care partners: Five considerations

Developing a cancer survivorship program for care partners: Five considerations

New treatments and interventions mean more and more people are surviving ca ...
Developing a cancer survivorship program for patients: Five considerations

Developing a cancer survivorship program for patients: Five considerations

Rapid advances in our understanding and treatment of cancers mean more peop ...
Cut unhealthy behaviors to reduce cancer mortality by one third

Cut unhealthy behaviors to reduce cancer mortality by one third

Policymakers, the medical community and society at large need to come toget ...
Solving health disparities could reduce cancer deaths 40% by 2035

Solving health disparities could reduce cancer deaths 40% by 2035

Managing risk factors while ensuring everyone has access to quality care co ...
Getting to know you: Matching cancer care to patient values

Getting to know you: Matching cancer care to patient values

Patient centricity and shared decision making, essential elements of high-q ...
Organizations gather for cancer natural disaster preparedness and response program

Organizations gather for cancer natural disaster preparedness and response program

Helping people with cancer cope with their disease and continue their treat ...
ASCO 2019: Top picks for cancer patient advocates

ASCO 2019: Top picks for cancer patient advocates

Oncology experts from around the world flocked to Chicago to share the late ...
ASCO 2019: Leading organizations come together to learn from every cancer patient

ASCO 2019: Leading organizations come together to learn from every cancer patient

Three of the country’s leading health and technology organizations have c ...
Celebrities ask black community to talk prostate cancer this Men’s Health Month

Celebrities ask black community to talk prostate cancer this Men’s Health Month

This Men’s Health Month, celebrity voices have been harnessed to amplify ...
Research rundown: Machine learning for cancer detection “just as accurate as experts”

Research rundown: Machine learning for cancer detection “just as accurate as experts”

Recent leaps forward in the effectiveness of machine learning technology co ...
Fighting information overload in prostate cancer

Fighting information overload in prostate cancer

People living with cancer have more information at their fingertips than ev ...
Reimagine life with cancer, says CaLM approach to cancer care

Reimagine life with cancer, says CaLM approach to cancer care

A new model of person-centered cancer care promises to give patients and th ...
Calls not to scale back PSA screening as prostate cancer rates fall

Calls not to scale back PSA screening as prostate cancer rates fall

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening has been credited in cutting the ...
Tackling prostate cancer myths head on in Mexico

Tackling prostate cancer myths head on in Mexico

By raising awareness and debunking myths, a Mexican patient advocacy group ...
Creating an environment for patient-centered care in bladder cancer

Creating an environment for patient-centered care in bladder cancer

Meaningful clinical research that delivers real solutions relies on underst ...
Tooth loss and gum disease linked to pancreatic cancer in black women

Tooth loss and gum disease linked to pancreatic cancer in black women

The claim Poorer oral health may contribute to a higher incidence of pancre ...
Bladder cancer awareness is a year-round effort

Bladder cancer awareness is a year-round effort

Around 80,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the USA this ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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’ 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Reflections from an advocate: ASCO 2017

Reflections from an advocate: ASCO 2017

Every year the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Transforming cancer care

Transforming cancer care

What if you could transform the lives of those living with cancer with one ...
Astellas and patient advocates discuss best practices for patient involvement in clinical trials

Astellas and patient advocates discuss best practices for patient involvement in clinical trials

Research shows that patient involvement in biomedical research results in e ...
ASCO flies the flag for patient advocacy at its annual meeting

ASCO flies the flag for patient advocacy at its annual meeting

The echoes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual mee ...
ASCO: A leap forward for patient advocacy

ASCO: A leap forward for patient advocacy

Wendy Selig, founder and CEO of WS Collaborative, says this year’s Americ ...
Patient story: advocacy support in the prostate cancer patient journey

Patient story: advocacy support in the prostate cancer patient journey

The following testimonies are based on conversations and online diaries fro ...