By Beth Sanders Moore on September 4, 2014 10:00 am
I’m already jotting down questions for the panel of this March 2015 symposium, and looking forward to participating as an observer.
Produced by the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Survivorship Program, the event features as speakers the All Stars of Cancer Survivorship: Julia H. Rowland, PhD, Director, NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship; Patricia Ganz, MD – UCLA; Michael Stubblefield, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kathryn Schmitz, PhD – University of Pennsylvania; Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD – University of Alabama; and, Timothy Ahles, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Continue reading Transforming Cancer Survivorship Through Research and Best Practice
By Team CancerForward on September 3, 2014 10:00 am
Saks Fifth Avenue and PaperCity Magazine will present Houston’s 16th Annual Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure Kickoff from 6:30 until 8:30, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Houston Galleria. Chaired by Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, the event is one of the fall season’s most anticipated social happenings, and will benefit CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors for the fifth consecutive year. Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $100 per person the night of the event.
Continue reading Fashion Designers Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger To Honor 2014 CancerForward Forward Movers at Saks Fifth Avenue Key To The Cure Kickoff
By Beth Sanders Moore on July 18, 2014 10:00 am
Founded in ancient religious and spiritual traditions, mediation is growing in practical acceptance to promote physical relaxation, guide spirituality, and improve our mind-body wellness. Some underestimate the possible health benefits that can be achieved by finding a quiet location, getting into a comfortable posture, and focusing our attention and attitude toward something positive. But, many health care professionals recommend meditation as a treatment option for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, as well as symptoms of major chronic illness like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. For over ten years, it’s measurably improved my experience as a healthy cancer survivor. That, thanks to my mindfulness and meditation mentor, Micki Fine, MEd, LPC.
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By Beth Sanders Moore on June 1, 2014 10:00 am
CancerForward grew today from an inaugural governing board to a larger and more diverse board…an exciting move long time in planning. Both the old board and the new board are dream boards, and I couldn’t be more appreciative for the service of each member.
Nothing will more positively impact the success of CancerForward than its board of directors. A great nonprofit board is essential to the legality of our enterprise, how much money we will raise, and how well we do in executing our mission. Finding directors who will exercise the best mix of responsible oversight and appropriate level of control means locating and recruiting people with the best skills, as well as the wisdom, honesty, and spirit of public service to guide your organization through the good times and the bad. We are fortunate to have been able to do that.
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By Guest Contributor on April 1, 2014 10:00 am
By David Tabatsky
Whether you call it expressive writing, journaling or keeping a diary, writing about one’s deepest thoughts and feelings can be a therapeutic tool for those struggling with cancer. A research study in The Oncologist medical journal found that patients who participated in a single 20-minute writing session improved their outlook on cancer and may contribute to improved physical and emotional health by easing stress and trauma. Considering these proven advantages, it seems like a good idea to explore the value of journaling as well as the beneficial tools writing offers for improving communication between the parties involved––patients, survivors, family, friends caregivers and medical staff–– all coping with the challenges of cancer.
Continue reading Journaling: A Starter Kit for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers
By Guest Contributor on January 15, 2014 10:00 am
Editor’s Note: James Poniewozik writes TIME magazine’s Tuned In column, about pop culture and society. This blog has been re-published on CancerForward and first appeared on January 14, 2014 on TIME’s blog Tuned In @TIMECulture.
By James Poniewozik @poniewozik
Amid the shouting over Emma and Bill Keller’s weird journalistic tag-teaming of Stage 4 cancer patient and advocate Lisa Bonchek Adams – you can read Margaret Sullivan’s capable summary here – I’m going to take what’s probably the best first step in situations like this and admit what I don’t know. I’m not a doctor. I’m not a public health expert. I’m not deeply familiar with Lisa Adams’ personal situation. I don’t have a loved one with cancer, and I don’t have cancer myself. Yet.
Continue reading We Need More Writing About Cancer, Not Less
By Beth Sanders Moore on January 7, 2014 10:00 am
There’s encouraging news out today that Americans’ risk of dying of cancer has declined 20 percent over the past two decades. The drop in cancer deaths has translated into a growing population of survivors of the disease, particularly in children. But there’s more data recently published. It questions whether primary care doctors are prepared to provide survivorship care for young survivors once they’ve reached adulthood.
Published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine is this article: “General Internists’ Preferences and Knowledge About the Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Cross-sectional Survey. “ In the study (subscription required), researchers surveyed more than 1,100 general internists and inquired about their knowledge of the special medical needs, such as increased screening, of these patients.
Continue reading Better Equipping Primary Care Physicians to Care for Cancer Survivors