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Cancer Research

2016 Cancer Moonshot
Jun 24, 2016

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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Updates from the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Guest post by Stacey Tinianov and Dr. Nimmi Kapoor Survivorship Symposium: A Review On Friday, January 15th, a diverse group of over 800 attendees met in San Francisco for the inaugural two-day Survivorship Symposium, jointly sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College […]

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