“You have cancer.” Three words with a devastating impact not only on the patient, but on their loved ones as well. Survivorship starts at diagnosis as we begin with the help of others to put together a treatment plan and support system. Many survivors include the Partnership as part of that support system. Through timely articles on our website to a comprehensive listing of statewide resources, the Partnership is there to lend its support. For those whom palliative care is indicated to help control symptoms and side effects when treatment is no longer an option, we have resources that will keep loved ones comfortable and maximize the patient’s quality of life for as long as needed.
Ovarian Cancer Webinar
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has created an informational program on ovarian cancer called Know What Your Doctors Know: Ovarian Cancer. Early this year, they released a free webinar featuring experts who provided information and addressed questions about ovarian cancer. The webinar covers genetic testing, surgery, treatment, clinical trials and more. To watch the webinar, please click here: https://www.nccn.org/patients/resources/ovarian.aspx
Tips for Coping with Stress and Uncertainty
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has recently shared a patient's tips for getting through stressful times. Check out their social media at Dana Farber (Instagram), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Facebook), and DanaFarber (Twitter) to see what else they are sharing. Check out their website at to learn more!
The Patient Navigator's Perspective
As The Partnership continues to foster relationships with our partners, we would like to highlight the work of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation through their Financial Assistance Program. Grant applicants must submit their application through a healthcare professional, and oftentimes recipients choose to apply with the help of a social worker. One of our new Board Members, Dana D'Alessandro Haseotes, is a Clinical Social Worker who has a long-lasting relationship with JAF by providing assistance with the grant application process. We look forward to continuing our connections with partner organizations in similar ways, to provide the education and resources to those who need it most.
October 1, 2020
What are Cancer Disparities and How Are Dana-Farber Researchers Addressing Them?
This article highlights the fact that cancer disproportionately affects underserved groups, which can be attributed to numerous factors. Researchers at Dana-Farber are investigating the causes of these disparities and how we can best address them. Read at Dana-Farber.
July 10, 2020
Telling Our Stories Makes The Disease Real
By: Danielle Ripley-Burgess
Two-time colon cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares the importance of telling our patient stories to help others who are going through similar situations and to encourage others to take disease seriously. Read at CURE Today.
May 23, 2020
Finding Meaning While Waiting in the Infusion Chair
By: Beth Fand Incollingo
Linda Dziobek, cancer survivor and past Board Member at the Partnership, recounts her love of beading and how using her hands to create jewelry has helped her through her cancer journey while bringing joy to other cancer patients. Read at CURE Today.
November 11, 2019
Depression and Cancer
November 12, 2019
Cancer as a Social Disease
By: Don Dizon, MD and Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH
In this article, Dr. Dizon, Professor of Medicine at Brown University, Oncologist at Lifespan Cancer Institute, explains the concept of cancer as a social disease and the importance of patient-centered care for addressing the needs of the patient's caregiver and family. Read at ASCO Connection.
July 17, 2019
Learning About Pathology
Medically reviewed by: Stuart J. Schnitt, MD, and George L. Mutter, MD
This article goes through and explains the different parts of a pathology report in an effort to reduce the anxiety around reading medical terminology that can be difficult to understand. Read at Dana Farber.
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