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2011-09-23 19:05:00

DETROIT, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 cancer survivors, their families and caregivers attended the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 7th Annual Celebration of Survivorship on Sept. 23. Each year, the Karmanos Cancer Institute bestows the Patricia Milner Sachs Heart of a Survivor Award to an outstanding cancer survivor who exemplifies compassion, devotion and goes above and beyond to help other cancer survivors on their journey. This year's award was...

2011-09-13 12:00:00

On September 8, 2011 Blog for a Cure rolled out an expanded search feature to help cancer survivors find each other. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Blog for a Cure has over 6,200 cancer survivors and is growing rapidly. One of the top requests from these survivors was to increase the ability to find other survivors who match their own experience. On September 8, 2011 Blog for a Cure rolled out an expanded search feature to help cancer survivors find each other. They can now search...

2011-09-12 15:50:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation's top 50 hospitals for cancer, will host its largest Celebrating Life and Liberty event ever on Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Liberty State Park, NJ. During this extraordinary event survivors will share their stories of challenge and triumph, inspiring others to take action for their own well-being. "This is an unparalleled kind of...

2011-07-20 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) named Susanne Johnson-Berns the Georgia Chapter President of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN). A cancer caregiver and a staff member at Northwest Georgia Oncology Center in Marietta, Mrs. Johnson-Berns brings to CPAN a diverse range of cancer advocacy experience. "We are pleased to welcome Susanne as the first state chapter president of the COA Patient Advocacy Network,"...

2011-06-08 12:00:00

TUXEDO PARK, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and cancer survivor Susan Reif has released For Family & Friends... 39 Things to Make a Cancer Patient Smile, a book designed to help and inspire family members, friends, caregivers, co-workers and acquaintances of cancer patients. 39 Smiles is a heartwarming compilation that answers the universal question posed by nearly everyone when they hear of someone's illness: "What can I do to help?" In 39 Smiles, Susan suggests 39...

2011-05-12 08:47:00

PAF Selected as Charitable Partner for National Initiative as Part of 2011 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Competition HAMPTON, Va., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that provides professional case management services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because of financial or insurance denials - is pleased to partner with Breakaway from Cancer, a national...

2011-05-10 15:01:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced that five inspirational cancer survivors who have made a difference for others affected by cancer in their communities have been selected as Breakaway from Cancer Champions as part of Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer initiative. The five Breakaway from Cancer Champions were selected following a public call for nominations and online voting earlier this year. The 2011 Breakaway from Cancer Champions are: North Lake...

2011-04-28 18:45:00

BOSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, CURE magazine announced the winner of the 2011 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing during a special award ceremony at the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 36th Annual Congress. Nearly 200 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and peers submitted essays to this year's contest nominating oncology nurses who demonstrated exceptional compassion, expertise and commitment in their patients' fights against...

2011-04-28 15:23:00

PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has joined the Journey Forward collaborative to promote cancer survivorship through the use of Survivorship Care Plans. Journey Forward, a collaboration consisting of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, WellPoint, and Genentech, welcomes the support and participation of ONS in this initiative. "Nurses are key providers of education for patients through their...

2011-04-18 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hope Afloat USA, the first and oldest breast cancer survivor (BCS) competitive dragon boat team in Pennsylvania, today announced that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Comprised of breast cancer survivors and coached by a survivor, the Hope Afloat team competes in seasonal dragon boat races across North America from April through November. Based in Philadelphia, Hope Afloat members come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware....