Monthly Archives: November 2012

Social ties and cancer survival

For 30 years the Cancer Support Community has promoted the idea that social and emotional support are an essential part of cancer care and can affect outcomes. In a recently published study, researchers at Kaiser Permanente have shown that strong … Continue reading

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CSC trains new Open to Options specialists to help people facing a cancer treatment decision

On November 7, I spent the day with 20 of my CSC colleagues who gathered in Los Angeles to be trained to offer CSC’s novel Open to Options™ treatment decision counseling program. These 20 licensed mental health professionals are now … Continue reading

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CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 3

Hello again from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego! I just finished presenting my poster based on my dissertation work related to the impact of context, and cancer experience on cancer-related decision making. The … Continue reading

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CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 2

Hello again from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego! Moments ago, I presented a late-breaking poster on behalf of CSC and all of the great work which has gone into CancerSupportSource—our 25-item psychosocial distress … Continue reading

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CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 1

Greetings from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego!  I have just arrived at the San Diego Convention Center for my first day of conferencing, amid beautiful Southern California weather and the buzz of exciting … Continue reading

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