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Cancer Patients and Caregivers Join Immunotherapy Experts in Five U.S. Cities to Discuss Latest Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Registration now open for free, half-day programs in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Houston, and Tampa The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced today that its 2017 Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series will travel to five U.S. cities to …

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Seniorlink, Inc. Announces Call for Entries to “Thank You Caregiver Nation” Contest

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Family Caregivers to Receive Free Meals Monthly Throughout 2017 Contest Goal is to Spotlight the Value and Selfless Commitment of Caregivers Seniorlink, Inc., a leading caregiver solutions company, announced a call for entries for “Thank You Caregiver Nation” – a new contest focused on raising awareness of family caregivers – the many silent heroes who provide care and comfort to …

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THRIVEOSITY™ LAUNCHES NEW MODEL FOR SUPPORTING CANCER PATIENTS

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Start-up Thriveosity™ recently launched its innovative subscription-model box, designed as a gift option for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to help support them along the path toward becoming thrivers. Thrivers are those who flourish with unbending resilience in the face of adversity. “When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the disruption to daily life is clear—both the illness and the treatments …

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Pfizer and the Avon Foundation for Women Award 23 Grants Totaling $1 Million in Funding to Support Patients Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Grants Focus on Enhancing Patient Support and Efforts to Increase Public Understanding of the Disease New York, NY (January 21, 2015) – Today, Pfizer Inc. and the Avon Foundation for Women are proud to announce the first-ever recipients of the Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program: Identify-Amplify-Unify. In total, 23 non-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $1 million in funding …

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Pfizer, Avon Foundation for Women reveal Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program recipients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: news-medical.net Published: January 21, 2015 Today, Pfizer Inc. and the Avon Foundation for Women are proud to announce the first-ever recipients of the Avon-Pfizer Metastatic Breast Cancer Grants Program: Identify-Amplify-Unify. In total, 23 non-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $1 million in funding to support and educate more than 5,000 metastatic breast cancer patients, their caregivers, and their communities. …

A Rare Cancer Survivor’s Journey to Thriving and Advocating

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Inspire as posted on Scope We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often chronic diseases share their unique stories. In honor of the upcoming Rare Disease Day (Feb. 28), our latest comes from …

Got cancer? There’s help out there, you just have to find it

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Debra Sherman, Correspondent at Reuters In my last post, I told you how to research cancer centers. The skyrocketing costs of cancer care has raised the alarm of patient advocates and oncologists, especially as a growing number of U.S. families end up declaring bankruptcy over unpaid bills. One recent study showed that people with cancer were more than 2.5 …

Cancer: He Honored Your Heroes – I’m Honoring Him

In Breast Cancer, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

At 5:45 a.m. this morning while it was still dark, my husband, Kirk, got out of bed to run his first 10K to help support STOP CANCER.  Here is a guy who usually goes to bed around 4 a.m. so I wasn’t so sure how well this would go until he gave it his own unique perspective.  You see, he …