Providing AYAs with tools for self-advocacy!

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Advocating for Your Long Term Follow-Up Care  Last April, Stupid Cancer’s annual Cancer Con brought over 600 Adolescent & Young Adult (AYAs) cancer patients/survivors together for a weekend filled with informational sessions and new connections, in Denver, Colorado. Our Medical … Continued

Helping AYAs around the world

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Global AYA Cancer Congress The 2nd Global Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Congress took place in Atlanta, GA, in early December 2017.  Our Program Manager, Rachel, attended and presented a poster titled, Raising AYA Cancer Awareness through Personal Narrative. The … Continued

4th Annual Lecture Speaker: Dr. Graham Colditz

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Please join us! The Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program is thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Lecture Speaker will be Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, FAFPHM, a public health expert and epidemiologist. He will present at … Continued

Survivorship Research

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Cancer Survivorship: The Importance of Research The National Cancer Institute (NCI) held a Facebook live event in late July in which the Director of the NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship, Dr. Julia Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of the National Coalition … Continued

Cancer Con 2017, Part 2

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Getting Informed Last week we shared a recap from Stupid Cancer’s Cancer Con and mentioned that our Education & Outreach Coordinator, Rachel, had the pleasure of leading a break out session titled, Getting Informed About Long-Term Follow-Up Care.  In today’s … Continued

Cancer Con 2017, Part 1

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Recap of Cancer Con 2017 Stupid Cancer held its annual Cancer Con, April 27-30 in Denver. The conference brought 650 AYA patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and health professionals together. Rachel, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, attended the conference and presented, Getting … Continued

AYA at Cancer Survivorship Symposium

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Contributing to Research The 2nd annual Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research was held on January 27-28, 2017. Members of the AYA Program joined over 600 individuals who came together with the common focus of improving care for cancer … Continued

NCCN Policy Summit

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Patient Advocacy Summit Cancer patient advocates and oncologists joined together in Washington, DC in December to participate in the NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit: Value Tools for Patients. Rachel, our Education & Outreach Coordinator attended the … Continued

Local Cancer Conference

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Art of Living: Life Beyond Cancer The Friends of Mel Foundation held their 6th annual Art of Living: Life Beyond Cancer Conference on November 12th bringing together cancer survivors and their caregivers. Rachel, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, attended and … Continued

Annual Lecture Recap

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Thank you, Dr. Stock! Last Friday, November 4th, Dr. Wendy Stock, from the University of Chicago Medicine, spoke to a diverse group made up of cancer survivors, supporters of the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program, aspiring … Continued