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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:40pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:15pm
  • Did you or a caregiver feel overwhelmed preparing for cancer treatments?
  • Did you or a caregiver know what to expect before starting treatment?
  • Do you wish you could share your experiences by answering survey questions on your own time?

 **Please consider participating in a brief research study aimed to uncover patients’ and caregivers’ unique needs before starting cancer treatments.

 Click on the link https://redcap.link/unmet_needs to begin the anonymous surveys. Filling out these surveys may take up to 15 minutes of your time.

 To share your experience, you need to be:

 18-years of age or older

 Received cancer treatments within the last 2 years

 Or a caregiver who supported a loved one who received cancer treatments within the last 2 years.

 Contact Susan Birkhoff, PhD, RN at sub76@pitt.edu with any questions.

For more information, contact:
Susan Birkhoff
sub76@pitt.edu
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:27am

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

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Free Upcoming CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops

Free Upcoming CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops

CancerCare workshops take place over the telephone or as a webcast online.

www.cancercare.org/connect

 

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 - 2:30 pm Eastern Time. For details and to register for a workshop, call 800-813-HOPE (4673), or visit the CancerCare website at www.cancercare.org/connect.

 

7/22 – Highlights from the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part I of Equity. Every Patient. Every Day. Everywhere. (1:30 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time)

8/17 – Highlights from the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Part II of Equity. Every Patient. Every Day. Everywhere. (1:30 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time)

8/25 – Clinical Trials: How They Transform the Treatment of Cancer

9/20 – Mesothelioma: Innovative Treatment Options

9/27 – Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Coping with the Fear of Recurrence

10/7 – Metastatic Breast Cancer: Treatment Updates

For more information, contact:
Lorena Tan Wang
800-813-HOPE (4673)
connect@cancercare.org
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 7:42pm

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

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 3:30pm
Tanja Lee
AN INVITATION TO BRAVE SPACE Together we will create brave space. Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” — We exist in the real world. We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds. In this space We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world, We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere, We call each other to more truth and love. We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow. We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know. We will not be perfect. This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be.
But
It will be our brave space together,
and
We will work on it side by side.
by Micky ScottBey Jones
Join me on Thursdays, July 1st-29, 2021 for
Share Your Story: Together we will create space for hope, connection, and resilience. "Listening Hour: Cancer Survivorship Experience the richness of telling and sharing stories"
For more information, contact:
Tanja Lee
9492436810
drlee@time2playbreak.com
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:26am

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Sarah Marion

Hi everyone,

My name is Sarah, and I am a 2nd year medical student with a passion for oncology! I am interning with Memorial Sloan Kettering and researching how the COVID19 pandemic has affected breast cancer care for Black women in New York. It would be tremendously helpful if you were willing to spread the word about my survey: https://redcap.link/nrbd79uz and best of all the survey takes only 5 minutes!

New York was hit especially hard by COVID, and focusing on Black women here is so important in determining the impact on the most vulnerable patient group. 

Lastly, the context of this project is SO important. Black women with breast face higher rates of mortality than their White counterparts-- in fact Black women are 7x more likely to die. So much of this survival gap is due to barriers to care: transportation, insurance, SES, less genetic testing, etc. As a Black woman, myself, this is not only devasting but hugely personal. 

Please consider posting the survey, and/or graphic attached to this email. I am available for any questions you may have and have a wonderful day! If you choose to help, I really, really appreciate it😊

Link: https://redcap.link/nrbd79uz

 

Warmly,

Sarah Marion

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Intern

UVA School of Medicine, Class of 2024 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Marion
2027474563
swm5tx@virginia.edu
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:36pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

My name is MJ DeCoteau and I am the executive director of Rethink Breast Cancer (www.rethinkbreastcancer.com) – a Canadian patient group dedicated to building community for young women dealing with breast cancer and providing support and resources to help them live the best quality of life.

The Canadian government will soon be reviewing the use of Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan) to treat unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have received at least two prior therapies, including at least one prior therapy for locally advanced or metastatic disease. Rethink Breast Cancer will be making a submission to ensure that patient voices are represented and considered during the review process.

Does this survey apply to you?

We are looking for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer and patients who have been treated with Trodelvy to talk about their treatment experience.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIVE IN CANADA TO PARTICIPATE.

If you are interested in talking about your experiences, we would like to ask you to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trodelvy

If you would like to speak with us directly about your cancer or treatment experience, you can contact me at survey@rethinkbreastcancer.com.

MJ DeCoteau
Founder + Executive Director
Rethink Breast Cancer

 

For more information, contact:
MJ DeCouteau
416 220 0700
survey@rethinkbreastcancer.com
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:16am

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:00am
Research Study

We are researchers interested in better understanding your experience with U.S. healthcare systems for treatment of breast cancer. We are looking for participants who are currently undergoing treatment, or have recently completed treatment, in the U.S. for breast cancer to talk with us about your experience. For this study, you will participate in a 45-60 minute interview via Zoom. Note: We will not ask you specific questions about your medical situation. In exchange for completing the interview you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

 

Interested participants should contact Danielle Brick, Ph.D, healthcarestudyunh@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

 

For more information, contact:
Danielle Brick
5082547161
danielle.brick@unh.edu
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:32pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:15pm
Breast Cancer Research Survey

Hello everyone,

 

The following request is voluntary and done with altruistic motives to help future cancer patients. If you are interested in contributing to breast cancer research, please keep reading.

 

There are so many feelings that come with being diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the most common feelings is being extremely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with the news and the decisions one must quickly make. Deciding where to get treated and what treatment option to choose is central in battling this disease.

I am a medical student who has recently worked with a breast cancer surgeon for several weeks. I witnessed many patients getting diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer also runs in my family. The experiences of seeing family members getting diagnosed and working with the surgeon affected me a lot. I could see and feel how overwhelming it is to receive that diagnosis. I noticed how many patients had to decide between mastectomy and lumpectomy with radiation. Several patients would initially not have a clear idea on what surgical option would be best for them.

 

I recently started working on a project with the researcher/physiologist Dr. Harvey N. Mayrovit to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients navigate their way through surgical treatment options. We will create a guide based on the experiences of patients who have been through the different phases of treatment which will hopefully help many women out there. The guide will provide information about pain level, cosmetic factors, and overall satisfaction among other things. Our goal is for future patients to have a good knowledge base of the two surgical treatment options that comes directly form the experiences of breast cancer survivors before deciding which option works best for them.

If you are a female breast cancer survivor who has undergone either a mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation on or before 11/01/2020, please support this research by taking part in our anonymous survey which would take less than 3 minutes.

 

Research survey:   https://forms.gle/TV813R3K5KZYHLZz9  

 

 

  

For more information, contact:
Claudia Admoun
9044165265
claudia.admoun@icloud.com
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:45am

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 9:30am
Jo Cavallo

 

Hello,

I write a column called the Patient’s Corner in The ASCO Post, a partnership publication between Harborside and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is read by oncology physicians, researchers, 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.

Here is a link to a column so you can see the format: https://ascopost.com/issues/april-25-2020/a-clinical-trial-saved-my-life/.

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 jcavallo@hbside.com; 212-463-9288. Please include some brief information about your cancer, including your type of cancer.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Best,

Jo Cavallo

Senior Editor and Correspondent

The ASCO Post

 

For more information, contact:
Jo Cavallo
2124639288
jcavallo@hbside.com
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:20pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:15am
Physical Activity Research Study for Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Have you or a loved one been impacted by colorectal cancer? Are you seeking to become more active during or

after your recovery? We have an opportunity for you!

 

Colorado State University researchers are looking for colorectal cancer survivors to participate in a virtual physical

activity intervention!

 

The study includes 24 online sessions of aerobic and resistance training (2 times a week for 12 weeks) led by a

qualified instructor. There is no cost to you for participating.

 

To see if you are eligible, please contact us!

 

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

For more information, contact:
Mary Hidde
970-491-4653
patplab@colostate.edu
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:59pm

Research study, clinical trial, focus group,etc (Requires IRB review and certification. See here for guidelines.)

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:45pm
Christina Kontzias

Breast cancer survivors who have undergone breast reconstruction, we would like to hear about your breast reconstruction experience! Please respond here if you are at least 18 years old and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and had reconstruction following mastectomy.

 

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction experiences vary from person to person.  The objective of this study is to examine and better understand the experience surrounding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. By doing so, we hope to shed light on ways in which surgeons can better understand the experiences of diverse patient populations and identify patients who may need more extensive support in order to obtain optimal results following post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. 
 
 
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University will use your survey responses for RESEARCH purposes to learn about breast cancer survivors’ views on their breast reconstruction. By responding to this survey, you are giving permission to have your responses used in the research study. If you do not wish to be included in the research, do not respond to this survey. Participating is completely voluntary, and we will NOT collect your name or any other identifying information. Your responses will be kept confidential with researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University
 
   
4) Any questions about this project can be directed to: 

Christina Kontzias

MD Candidate

kontziasc@vcu.edu

Kandace McGuire, MD

Department of Surgery

kandace.mcguire@vcuhealth.org

 

 

The above research study announcement posted on Cancer Survivors Network is intended to be informational in nature. The American Cancer Society does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information provided and will not oversee or otherwise be involved in the conduct of the actual research study.  We recommend that you consult with your health care provider if you have concerns about your health before participating in any research study.  Any information you obtain through CSN announcements should not be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider.

 

 

For more information, contact:
Christina  Kontzias

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