June 2023 CPAN News Bulletin


Advocacy Chats: Cancer Survivorship – The Impact on Mental Health

Cancer survivors face mental health challenges entering a new phase of life with potentially different physical capabilities, emotional states, outlook, and plans for the future. On Wednesday, June 21st, COA’s Rose Gerber, MS (director of patient advocacy and education), and Center for Oncology Psychology Excellence’s Diane Simard (founder) discussed their own experiences as cancer survivors, the importance of mental health support for patients and survivors, and more. Stream it on @OncologyCOA’s YouTube channel today.

CPAN Advocates Visit Congress, Push for PBM Reform

Last Tuesday, over 120 patient and provider advocates from 31 states met in Washington, D.C. to tell Congress that PBM reform is needed NOW. These advocates held over 200 meetings with members of Congress and their staff, spreading the message of high-quality, affordable cancer care to the nation’s decision-makers. Read more about Hill Day on the COA website.

ICYMI: Clinical Trials in the Community Oncology Setting: Positive Impact on Patient Care

Clinical trials offer patients innovative and safe treatment options—but many patients don’t know how to get started. COA’s Rose Gerber and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute’s Vice President for Nursing and Research, Colleen Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, discussed the positive impact of clinical trials, how they work, and how community oncology practices are leading the charge to involve patients in the development of new medicines. Stream it on @OncologyCOA’s YouTube channel today.

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