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Celebrating Social Workers: CancerCare’s Interns Reflect on Their Experience

March 26, 2018

Each academic year, CancerCare welcomes students for a second-year field placement, who have an interest in the field of oncology social work. The internship program offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual impact of cancer on a person’s life. As part of National Social Work Month, we asked our current interns what skills they have gained while interning at CancerCare and what their favorite part of interning here was.

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CancerCare Social Worker William Goeren Discusses His Work With the LGBT Community

March 5, 2018

March is Social Work Month! CancerCare’s Director of Clinical Programs, William Goeren, OSW-C, LCSW-R, shares his thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for LGBT individuals affect by cancer.

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CancerCare Social Worker Sarah Kelly Discusses Her Work With Older Adults

March 1, 2018

March is Social Work Month! This is Part I of our “Celebrating Social Workers” Blog Series. CancerCare’s Clinical Supervisor, Sarah Kelly, LCSW, shares her thoughts on the importance of oncology social workers for older adults affected by cancer.

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Supporter Spotlight: TESARO

February 26, 2018

As we gear up for CancerCare’s 2018 Gala , happening Wednesday, April 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, we’d like to take a moment to thank TESARO, our Presenting Sponsor and Honoree.

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Informed Decision Making in Cancer Care: More Myth Than Reality

December 15, 2017

For nearly a decade, the most distinguished minds in cancer care have advocated for shared decision-making — patients partnering with their clinicians to make informed decisions that are consistent with their needs, values, and preferences. Although widely perceived as the gold standard for decision-making, in cancer care it seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

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New Survey Illuminates the Financial Hardship of Cancer

June 23, 2017

According to a recent survey conducted by CancerCare, 70 percent of patients have experienced financial hardship from cancer-related expenses.

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Richard Dickens, Director of Client Advocacy, Receives 2017 AOSW Leadership Award in Oncology Social Work

June 15, 2017

Richard Dickens, LCSW-R, director of client advocacy at CancerCare, recently received the 2017 AOSW Leadership Award in Oncology Social Work.

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Listening to People with Cancer to Drive Change in Care and Policy

June 14, 2017

CancerCare launches a Patient Values Initiative and initial white paper to reinforce the need for cancer patients to be involved in treatment decisions and care plans.

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Resources for National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

April 11, 2017

In honor of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 11-17), CancerCare is sharing recommended resources for minorities affected by cancer.

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March 3 is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day!

March 3, 2017

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day is the only global event dedicated to raising both awareness and funds exclusively for women coping with triple negative breast cancer.

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