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Cancer Research

Active Surveillance for DCIS – the COMET Trial

9 April 2017 On Monday April 10th we will discuss the COMET trial, which is sponsored by the Alliance cooperative group. The principal investigator is Dr. Shelley Hwang, a surgical oncologist at Duke University. This study will evaluate active surveillance for low risk DCIS. The primary objective is to evaluate the rate of ipsilateral (same […]

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2016 Cancer Moonshot
On: Jun 24, 2016
By: Alicia

Alicia Staley, Patient Advocacy Leader, Selected to Participate in Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit Three-time Cancer Survivor Will Represent Patients in White House Initiative to Accelerate Cancer Cures CAMBRIDGE Mass.— June 24, 2016— Alicia Staley, a three-time cancer survivor, founder of #BCSM, a leading breast cancer social community, and Patient Advocacy Manager for […]

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8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Conference
On: Jun 20, 2016
By: Alicia

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape. Each day was packed with presentations and key notes on survivorship topics. Over the course of the conference, three key themes emerged: Survivorship Care […]

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Receiving a New Cancer Diagnosis and Test Results: Can We Do Better?

In October 2015, we asked the online cancer patient community for input on their preferences for receiving an initial cancer diagnosis and other test results. The question was prompted by a discussion on a breast surgeon forum. We received 1000 completed surveys! On April 16th, 2016,  Dr. Deanna Attai presented “Survey of Patient Perspectives on […]

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Weight Management – Let’s get serious!
On: Mar 14, 2016
By: Alicia

Did you know that overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for cancer recurrence and mortality, especially for breast cancer survivors? Cancer survivors are often motivated to make changes to their lifestyle habits, but approximately 2/3 of cancer survivors are overweight or obese. Weight loss and weight management are important parts of cancer survivorship. Check […]

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