Self-Advocacy and Empowerment

Cancer and Vaccines: Am I Protected During an Outbreak?

How can cancer patients protect themselves against the recent measles outbreak? Tune in to hear expert Dr. Sasha Stanton share what immunocompromised patients need to know about immunity and vaccines.

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Cancer Patient Advocate Discusses Opioid Crisis and Cancer Pain Management

Do cancer patients with severe pain get overlooked during the pain medication debate? Watch as patient advocate Cherie Rineker examines the harrowing impact of the opioid crisis on cancer patients.

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Myeloma and Longevity: Meet a Man Who’s Lived With Myeloma for Nearly Half His Life

Devoted myeloma patient advocate Yelak Biru was diagnosed in 1995. Watch as Yelak, after living through 25 years of changes in research, offers advice to others on a myeloma journey.

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The ABCs of Clinical Trials With Michele Nadeem-Baker, CLL Patient Advocate

Why should cancer patients consider a clinical trial, and what is the trial care like? Tune in as Phase II CLL clinical trial participant Michele Nadeem-Baker, discusses finding a good trial match and patient safety.

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Cindy Chmielewski on Shifting From Being a Patient to a Patient Advocate

What are ways to amplify the patient voice and to become more involved in decisions on treatment developments, cost and healthcare policies? Watch as myeloma patient advocate Cindy Chmielewski shares advice.

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How Can Patients Combat the Cost of Sophisticated Blood Tests?

How can cancer patients access the necessary diagnostic and genetic tests to receive the most precise care available? Tune in to hear Dr. Richard Schilsky discuss typical insurance coverage and best use of genetic profiling.

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Is Clinical Trial Participation Parallel to the Pace of Drug Development?

Can low clinical trial enrollment stifle advances in cancer care? Watch as expert Dr. Richard Schilsky discusses why, especially in the age of precision medicine, trial participation is critical.

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What Are the Key Steps to Early Cancer Detection?

How can people be better about identifying cancer in early stages? Tune in to hear Tricia Laursen share a three-step process for diagnosing cancer as early as possible.

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What’s the Follow-Up Plan After a Clinical Trial?

What happens after a patient participates in a clinical trial for cancer treatment? Watch now to hear both patient and expert perspectives on post-trial follow-up care.

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