Mindy Waizer

Social Habits, Cancer Type and Treatment Impact Increased Rates of Opioid Use

November 26, 2018

Patients who received chemotherapy, actively smoked and drank alcohol, and were diagnosed with head and neck cancer reported significantly higher rates of opiate use, according to study results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care Symposium.

Teen Cancer Awareness All Year Round

January 20, 2018

The third week in January is national Teen Cancer Awareness Week, a time to shine light on the unique medical, emotional and psychosocial needs of teens with cancer. But one organization focuses on these concerns year-round: Teen Cancer America (TCA).

Patient Advocates Learn from Each Other

December 06, 2017

Key takeaways from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit reveal progress made toward improving survivorship care and planning, and identify opportunities for improvement.

What Comes Next for Cancer Survivors?

December 04, 2017

At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit – a meeting designed to share best practices for survivorship planning care among advocacy organizations – Yelak Biru shared his story of survivorship, and how he has been able to integrate multiple myeloma into his life for more than two decades.