Category Archives: Advocacy

Cancer Support Community recognizes Supreme Court decision

Today the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a decision that is especially important for people affected by cancer. Provisions under PPACA eliminate preexisting condition clauses and lifetime coverage gaps … Continue reading

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Babette Rosmond: An advocate for patient rights

The New York Times health blog Well featured a post last week on Babette Rosmond, a New York City author and magazine editor who used her influence to advocate for patients’ rights to make their own treatment decisions in the … Continue reading

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CSC on Capitol Hill!

Wow!  What an amazing couple of days we have had! On May 7 our team in D.C. was joined by several of our affiliate leaders from across the United States.  This group spent time reviewing policy issues of importance to … Continue reading

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Research & Training Institute featured at the Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine conference in New Orleans

On Friday afternoon April 13thMitch Golant moderated a Symposium on Implementing Community-based Distress Screening for Cancer Patients. Joanne Buzaglo, Senior Director at the Research and Training Institute and Melissa Wright, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities seized the attention of researchers … Continue reading

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CSC Team trains Patient Advocate Foundation case managers

  This morning, Ivy Ahmed and Mitch Golant completed a training of Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) case managers in Newport News, VA and via teleconference across the US.  We focused on CSC’s robust programs and resources including the affiliate network, … Continue reading

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