This past Friday, we were happy to see that John George, Senior Reporter at thePhiladelphia Business Journal wrote about our web-based distress screening tool for cancer patients and The Breast Cancer M.A.P. (Mind Affects The Physical) Project, a place for breast cancer survivors to go online and share their experience with us in a way that allows us to collect information to then share with the broader community. Based on their experiences, CSC generates a report, an annual Index, that highlights key findings from the M.A.P. Project. The goal is to raise awareness about next steps for research and make recommendations for programs that are designed to meet the ongoing and unmet needs of breast cancer survivors. No one should have to face cancer alone, and no treatment plan is complete without emotional and social support. Here you can also gain access to resources and opportunities to connect with others through our online community. We encourage anyone affected by breast cancer to learn more about theM.A.P. Project and help change the breast cancer experience for the millions who face it every day.
We were also thrilled to see that John discussed how the Cancer Support Community is striving to develop new standards for cancer care. Last year, the Cancer Support Community worked closely with our friends at the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons to ensure patient concerns are addressed and that we meet the growing needs of the millions affected by cancer.
The CSC Research & Training Institute is the first independent organization dedicated to community-based psychosocial research and training in cancer survivorship in the United States. Our goal is to examine the critical role of social and emotional support for those living with cancer and the distinctive needs of survivors and caregivers throughout each phase of the cancer experience.