Advocacy Spotlight

May 15, 2015

Lighting the Night

Lindsay Rehm, and Rhonda Byers both know firsthand the impact of a blood cancer diagnosis. Rhonda, an education coordinator at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008, as a senior in college, and underwent treatment; Lindsay, a nurse educator at CTCA®, had an aunt pass away after […]

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February 15, 2015

Stay Positive and Believe!

Having been diagnosed with breast cancer and come through treatment, Rose Sajuan knows the challenges other women facing cancer are up against. It’s that firsthand experience that inspires her commitment to help others: “I always say, ‘You can’t talk the talk unless you have walked the walk,’ and my own journey with breast cancer, my […]

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December 11, 2014

Today’s Promise, Tomorrow’s Progress

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States today, claiming approximately 160,000 lives each year. That is more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.  In the last several years, however, increased treatment options and advancement in early detection give the lung cancer community reason to hope. The LUNGevity Foundation, […]

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November 3, 2014

Grateful to be Giving Back

Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, is a surgical oncologist and Medical Director, Interna­tional Oncology Initiatives, and National Director for HIPEC Research for Cancer Treatment Centers of America®. Since 2007 Dr. Esquivel has been volunteer­ing his time annually to travel to Mexico to educate the oncology community on cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)— a highly […]

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September 16, 2014

American Lung Association

Q. What is the mission of American Lung Association (ALA)? A. Our Mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.We are fighting lung disease with research, education and advocacy at the local, state and national level. Lung disease is the number three killer in the United States, responsible for one […]

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July 31, 2014

One Unstoppable Movement

Q. What is the mission of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)? A. SU2C’s mission is to fund collaborative, translational cancer research and bring treatments from the bench to the bedside faster to save lives now. One hundred percent of donations received from the public go directly to the organization’s cancer research programs. To achieve its […]

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July 29, 2014

Pay It Forward

When Natalie Skinner was diagnosed with breast cancer, her initial thought was, “I’m too young for this.” But after her shock subsided, this passionate young advocate made the decision to do all she could to help other women facing cancer. Now, through participating in organized advocacy efforts and in meaningful personal interactions, Natalie makes a […]

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July 29, 2014

Look Good Feel Better

Though many cancer patients may want to experiment with new fashion or make-up techniques to enhance their self-image during and after treatment, it’s not always easy to know where to start. The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program, a unique partnership between the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty […]

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June 30, 2014

Moving For Life

Q. What is the mission of Moving for Life? Moving For Life™ Dance Exercise for Cancer Recovery is a woman-led non-profit organization with 12 years of leadership in the field of cancer recovery through exercise. Our staff of movement therapists, exercise specialists, psychologists and doctors employs a holistic approach to emphasize self-awareness, self-respect, and community […]

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May 1, 2014

Comfort in Community: Lynch Syndrome International

For patients interested in connecting with other families who are dealing with Lynch syndrome, the Internet can be a valuable tool. In 2009, Linda Bruzzone of Vacaville, California founded Lynch Syndrome International (, or LSI, an organization that provides information about risk, links to current research and an online social network for those diagnosed with […]

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