Category Archives: Inspirational Stories

The challenge behind ASCO’s “Value Framework”: The value of a drug or the value of a life?

This week’s guest blog is by Meghan Rodgers. This is Meghan’s story on life with her fiancé Dan Waeger and his journey with cancer. Dan founded the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation (NCCF), an organization that provides financial support to young … Continue reading

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From the patients – responses from our #ThankANurse campaign

I stumbled across this quote a couple of weeks ago as I was reading about Oncology Nursing Month, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since: “When you’re a nurse you know that every day … Continue reading

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Oncology Nursing: 40 Years and Going Strong

Today’s blog is by Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of the Oncology Nursing Society. For more about Brenda, please see her bio below. This is the first installment of our #ThankaNurse campaign in honor of Oncology Nursing Month. Do … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Mothers

Today’s blog is from Judy Pearson. Judy has written nearly two decades worth of newspaper and magazine articles, and has published three books. In 2014, she was named one the most inspirational women in Chicago. A triple-negative breast cancer survivor, she … Continue reading

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What we can learn from Angelina Jolie Pitt

“I did not do this solely because I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation, and I want other women to hear this.…There is more than one way to deal with any health issue. The most important thing is to learn about … Continue reading

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