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Cancer ‘Fight’ Metaphor, To Continue or End?

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Cancer ‘Fight’ Metaphor, To Continue or End?

Is it time to put the cancer ‘fight’ metaphor to rest once and for all? Patient advocates and genetic counselors share their insight. Is it time to put the cancer 'fight' metaphor to rest once and for all? #Advocates, please chime in! #Gencsm #BRCA #Lynchsyndrome #patientadvocates #cancer #patients #PatientExperience — Ellen T. Matloff (@MyGeneCounsel) May…

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Sexuality Clinics – Vaginal Dryness and Pain During Sex

In keeping with our Valentine’s Day theme, we are focusing on sexuality in cancer survivors and previvors. Did you know that there are specialists in this area who can help you (and your partner) to get back in the groove? Here are some tips on vaginal dryness from Sharon Bober, PhD,  Director of the Sexual…

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TweetChat: The Gene with Siddhartha Mukherjee

On Monday afternoon we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. Sid is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, and his most recent book, The Gene, has been highlighted by Bill Gates and was the topic…

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Cancer Moonshot 2016

June 29th, 2016 was Cancer Moonshot day. Over 270 summits across the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam were held. These events initiated the conversation and collaboration between scientists, advocates, researchers, physicians, genetic counselors, politicians, oncologists, nurses, data and technology experts, and patients among others. The goal of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative is to double…

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National Cancer Survivor's Day

To celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day, June 5th, we have compiled quotes from cancer survivors and families to educate and inspire others.  “I’ve always viewed my family history and genetic information as another tool – knowledge is power – I believe that. It empowered me, helped me make treatment decisions, and guided how I should…

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