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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:37am

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00am
Cancer and Careers' first ever Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer is Friday, April 11 2014 in Chicago, IL!
Hotel Monaco

Just like our National Conference held each year in NYC, this full-day will explore the challenges working people face - job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, job re-entry and more - as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment. 

Free CEUs available.

Register here: http://www.cancerandcareers.org/en/community/events/midwest-conference/registration

 

For more information, contact:
Sarah Goodell
646-929-8023
sgoodell@cew.org
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 11:35am

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 8:00am
CUNY, The Graduate Center

Travel Scholarships Still Available! 
Deadline extended to April 15th! To apply please click here.

Register Now! New Sessions and Speakers!

Join survivors, healthcare professionals, caregivers and employers at the 4th Annual Conference on Work & Cancer! Sessions will explore the unique challenges working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.
Topics will include (sessions and speakers still being added):

Job Search

Working Through Treatment

Legal Issues

Building Self Confidence

Career Change

Navigating Health Insurance and the ACA

Taking Time Off

Managing Your Finances

AND A Special Session: Stress - How to Manage it During and Post-Treatment

Breakfast - 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Conference - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more details, including speakers, please visit: www.cancerandcareers.org/conference.

Six free CEUswill be available for oncology nurses and social workers.

 

For more information, contact:
Sarah Goodell
Phone: 646-929-8023
cancerandcareers@cew.org
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:41am

Event (e.g.conference, teleconference, fundraiser, etc.)

CancerCare, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society offers free workshops on a variety of cancer-related topics. For details and to register for a workshop, call 1-800-813-HOPE, or visit the CancerCare website at www.cancercare.org/connect


April 18- Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
April 23- The Challenge of MPN in the Workplace: How to Communicate with Your Employer Part IV of Living with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
April 24- Progress in the Treatment of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
May 2- New Perspectives in the Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers Part I of Living with Advanced Skin Cancer
May 9- Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma Part II of Living with Advanced Skin Cancer
May 16- Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma
May 19- Understanding Treatment-Related Rash and Dry Skin
May 20- Everything You Want to Know About the Affordable Care Act in 2014
May 21- Helping Children and Teens Cope with MPN in the Family Part V of Living with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
May 23- The Role of Immuno-Oncology in the Treatment of Melanoma Part III of Living with Advanced Skin Cancer
June 17- Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer
June 24- Living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Part I: Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
June 25- Recognizing the Different Stages of Your MPN: Understanding Why Your Doctor May Need to Adjust Your Treatment Over Time Part VI of Living with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
June 27- Living with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Part II: For Caregivers: Coping with a Loves One’s Metastatic Prostate Cancer

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW
1-800-813-4673
connect@cancercare.org
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:31pm

Opportunity to Get Involved (e.g. advocacy, volunteer)

Share your favorite recipes and gratitude with other CSN members! In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, here's an opportunity for CSN members (survivors, caregivers and staff) to share a favorite recipe along with what we are grateful for. Recipes do not have to relate to a holiday theme, just something you really like. Recipes can be entered, viewed and downloaded at - Recipe Project. Feel free to spread the word with your CSN friends via the discussion boards, chat, or CSN private messaging. Thank you for participating! Note: This project has been independently organized by a CSN member. It has not been funded or endorsed by the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact:
CSN member -- jimwins
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:53pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Are You a Working Woman in a Committed Relationship? Please join us in a study to learn more about romantic relationships and their impact on quality of life, in women who have or have not had breast cancer. In order to participate, you must be: 1) A female breast cancer survivor who is between 18 months and five years after initial diagnosis, and who is currently cancer-free OR A female between 18 and 75 years of age, who has never had cancer 2) In a committed, monogamous relationship of 2 or more continuous years 3) Be currently working (25+ hours per week, in a formal work environment, i.e., not as a freelancer or stay at home parent) 4) In the past seven years, both you and your partner must be without a history of life-threatening or chronic disabling condition (other than breast cancer). For more information and specifics, please visit our website. We will ask you to complete a short online questionnaire that will require approximately 30 minutes of your time. The study is 100% online, completely private, and can be completed from any computer with an internet connection. This research project is being run by the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

For more information, contact:
Lynn Breckenridge
(301) 295-9660
bcsdyadstudy@gmail.com
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:54pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is currently offering a study for survivors of breast cancer who are experiencing anxiety about the possibility of cancer recurrence.

Eligible participants include women who are more than 1 year out from active treatment for DCIS or stage I or II breast cancer with no history of recurrence or metastasis. To participate, you must have access to a telephone, a computer and the Internet, and you will need to come in to MSKCC in New York City, New York for one visit. 

This study will test a computer program designed to reduce fear of cancer recurrence among breast cancer survivors through 8 30-minute sessions completed over 4 weeks. While the first session will be completed with a staff member at MSKCC, the rest of the sessions can be completed in your own home. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires before, after, and 3 months following the intervention. This program is free of charge, and you will be offered a total of $25 over the study for your time. You may be asked to provide saliva samples before and after completing the program, but this is not required to participate.

 

For more information, contact:
Malwina Tuman / Corinne Sweeney
tumanm@mskcc.org / sweeneyc@mskcc.org
646-888-0134
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:13pm

Research study, clinical trial, writer/journalist request,focus group,etc

Women breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in an Internet study about problems experienced after primary treatment for breast cancer. 

To be eligible for the study you need to (1) have completed treatment (radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery) between 1 day and 5 years ago, (2) be age 21 or older, (3) be diagnosed with breast cancer stage I – III, (4) have Internet access. The study will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Compensation will be provided for your participation. 

To see if you are eligible for our study, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BCSurvivorStudy44.

For more information, contact:
Briana  Todd, MS
(301) 295-9659
CancerSurvivor-ggg@usuhs.edu
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