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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 5:24pm

Program or Service (e.g. support group, financial assistance)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:15pm

Cancer and Careers 

New, free service to help cancer survivors with their resume


Cancer and Careers now offers a free Resume Review Service to help you gain confidence and put your best self forward after your cancer diagnosis.  Click here for more information about the service and get started.  A career coach will send you personalized feedback on your resume to help you stand out to an employer.


Cancer and Careers offers comprehensive information and services for cancer survivors who are looking for work (including Ask the Experts teleconferences, a Career Coaching Center and Job Search Tools) to  help them get back to work and regain confidence in the process.  

For more information, contact:
Sarah Goodell
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:57am

Program or Service (e.g. support group, financial assistance)

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are invited to participate in free telephone support groups the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. All groups are facilitated by an ovarian cancer survivor.

The groups are offered as a free service by Support Connection. Advance registration is required. Please call 914-962-6402, or toll-free at 800-532-4290, to register and receive instructions on how to participate.

To learn more about the free services and programs offered by Support Connection, visit us on the web at http://supportconnection.org.

For more information, contact:
Support Connection
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:44am

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
W BOSTON, Mezzanine Level

Join us for an inspiring evening of career, beauty and wellness seminars! Admission is free. Complimentary refreshments and valet parking will be provided.

The event will include the following breakout sessions:

  • Career coaching and job search advice from Cancer and Careers 
  • Facial massage and makeup application techniques from Shiseido beauty experts
  • Relaxation and wellness tips from SELF magazine

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

6:00 PM Registration
6:30 PM First Session Begins

RSVP: fill out the registration form online here or call 646-929-8023

For more information, contact:
Sarah Goodell
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:53pm

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


I write a column called the Patient’s Corner in The ASCO Post, a publication of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which is read by oncology physicians and other oncology professionals. The column is a first-person description of how people are affected by cancer. I’m looking for cancer survivors who are interested in being interviewed about their experience of having cancer. The interviews I conduct are done over the phone and take about 30 minutes.

If you are interested in being interviewed for the Patient’s Corner column or if you have questions regarding the column, please contact me at jcava15579@aol.com. Please include some brief information about your cancer, including your type of cancer.

Thank you so much for your consideration.


Jo Cavallo

For more information, contact:
Jo Cavallo
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:29am

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. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place from 1:30- 2:20 pm Eastern Standard Time. For details and to register for a workshop, call 1-800-813-HOPE or go to http://cancercare/connect.


September 5- Update on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)

September 17- Update on T-Cell Lymphoma

September 23- Understanding Diagnostic Technologies and Targeted Therapies Part I of Informed Decision Making by Harnessing Technology: Personalized Care

October 10- Understanding the Role of Biomarkers in the Care and Treatment of People Living with Cancer Part II of Informed Decision Making by Harnessing Technology: Personalized Care

November 6- Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

December 17- Update on Lymphoma from the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:16am

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

This study focuses on the different ways in which persons diagnosed with cancer cope with their experiences.

You are eligible for the study if you are 18 years old or older and have been diagnosed with any type of cancer (except cancer of the brain) at least one month before your participation. This confidential study entails completion of an series of questions in an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

To learn more about the study and/or complete the questionnaire, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/intrapersonalPlease feel free to share this link with thers who may qualify.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

For more information, contact:
Laura Shiffrin
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:39pm

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

If you are a woman diagnosed with cancer after the age of 18, we need your help. We are conducting a study to understand how women with cancer stand up for themselves (self-advocate) in their cancer survivorship.

The survey will take about 35-45 minutes to complete. You will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for your time. We can email it to you or, if you prefer, we can send a paper copy to you in the mail with a stamped and addressed envelope.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

      * be a woman over the age of 18
      * have been diagnosed with cancer after the age of 18
      * be fluent in English
      * live in the United States
      * have been diagnosed with a cancer other than basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia I

This study is approved by the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board. 

For more information, contact:
Teresa Hagan
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:06pm

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

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are conducting a study of women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation to understand health and well-being of women who decide to have surgery to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes compared with women who decide not to have this surgery.  The study is overseen by researchers at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Participants in the study will:

·     Complete questionnaires about their health
·     Have their blood drawn for cholesterol and diabetes screening
·     Receive a bone density scan to measure fracture risk
·     Have an ultrasound to measure risk for heart disease
·     Receive up to $475 for study participation
·     Travel, at their own expense, to San Francisco once a year for 3 years in a row for a 3 hour
      research study visit
·     Receive results of blood tests, bone density scan, and ultrasound approximately 2 weeks
      after the study visit

This study will help us to better understand how removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes may impact heart health, the risk of bone fracture, menopausal symptoms, and sexual function. Our goal is to use the information from this study to help women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 improve their long-term health and well-being.

You are eligible to participate if:

·     You are a woman between the ages of 35 and 50 years old
·     You have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, or have a variant suspected deleterious mutation
·     You have not had both of your ovaries removed
·     You are able to travel, at your own personal expense, to San Francisco once a year for 3 years
      in a row for the research study visits

Study participants have the opportunity to contribute information that will help guide women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in deciding if they should have surgery to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes. 

Thank you!

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Lemp
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:35pm

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

We are conducting a study to explore how different health behaviors relate to one another in adults with a history of cancer. The study also seeks to improve our understanding of socio-demographic (i.e., sex, age, weight status, socioeconomic status), cancer-related (e.g., type, stage, time since diagnosis/treatment), and other factors related to health behaviors. 

You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
Are 18 years of age or older
Can read and write in English
 Have been told by a doctor or other health professional at some point that you have cancer (this could have been recently or years ago)
Have completed primary and systemic treatment for cancer
Are willing to complete an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20-30 minutes

This study has been approved by the University of Ottawa Ethics Review Board. The principal investigator is Dr. Jennifer Brunet, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, and the co-investigator is Dr. Kristina Karvinen, Assistant Professor, University of Nipissing. Research assistants are Nicolas Speranzini (BSc.) and Amanda Wurz (MSc.), University of Ottawa.

Please click the following link to learn more about the study: https://qualtricsus2.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bf62LSgALDHR09.

For more information, contact:
Amanda Wurz
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:31am

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

If you're an unpaid caregiver who provides care to a loved one at least 3 hours every day and are 18 or older, you may be eligible to participate in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland. 

The study explores participants’ caregiving experiences through 2 surveys and 3 writing exercises. Some people write about what happens to them or as a way to talk about difficult experiences. In recent years, there has been great interest in writing as a way to help people understand important experiences in their life.  Caregivers often put the needs of their loved ones ahead of their own and at the expense of their own wellbeing. Researchers aim to use the findings of this study to develop new ways to help caregivers.

The 2 surveys and 3 writing exercises will be spaced out so that you complete one per week for five weeks. It will take approximately 15-25 minutes of your time each week. You can complete the entire study online. This research is being conducted by Amy Fuhrmann, M.S. and Mary Ann Hoffman, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the counseling psychology program at the University of Maryland, College Park.  If you would like to participate in this research, please contact Amy Furhmann at fuhrmann@umd.edu or follow the link below. To participate, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the screening questionnaire.


 Thank you! 

Amy Fuhrmann, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park

Mary Ann Hoffman, Ph.D
Professor and Co-Director
Counseling Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park


For more information, contact:
Amy Fuhrmann
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 7:10am

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

 Are You A Prostate, Colorectal, or Breast Cancer Survivor?

Prostate, colorectal, or breast cancer survivors (1 day to 5 years after primary cancer treatment) whose cancer has not spread are needed for an online research study of physical and mental functioning.  You must be age 21 or older.  You will need Internet access with a connection speed faster than dial-up.  The study includes completing questionnaires about symptoms, function, health behaviors, and health service. The study will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Your identity will remain confidential.  To find out if you are eligible for this study, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CH53NWK.

For more information, contact:
Alicia Ottati
(301) 295-9660
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 6:54pm

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
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