CancerCare eNews
  June 2013 
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Learn About the Latest Cancer  
Research and Treatments

Register today for our upcoming Connect Education WorkshopTM series, Highlights from the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting: Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments. Leading experts in oncology will provide up-to-date cancer information through workshops conducted over the phone and online.


Part I of this series will take place on June 13, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET). Topics covered will include: clinical trials, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, brain cancer, and sarcoma.


Part II of this series will take place on June 18, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (ET). Topics covered will include: supportive care/quality-of-life issues, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, oral and head and neck cancer, and melanoma.


View all upcoming Connect Education Workshops.


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Connect Education Workshops
Support Services
Team CancerCare
CopeLink Blog

Did You Know...


About 5-10 percent of breast cancers in the United States are linked to an inherited genetic mutation? In the U.S., between one in 400 and one in 800 people in the general population carry a BRCA mutation. However, prevalence varies by ethnic group. Among Ashkenazi Jewish men and women, about one in 40 carry a BRCA mutation.


Learn more about screening and other risk factors in our fact sheet, Early Detection and Breast Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know.




Using Online Tools to Help With Caregiving is an online tool created by

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with CancerCare. The tool allows caregivers to coordinate volunteer activities such as cooking meals or transporting a loved one to appointments, and also provides a private space where members can offer words of support and encouragement. A free My Cancer Circle iPhone mobile app is now available in the App Store for download.




Help for Cancer Caregivers provides education and resources to help caregivers cope with the stress of caring for a loved one. The tool walks you through a brief survey and then provides you with personalized information to help monitor and manage the health challenges you may face as a result of your responsibilities.  This resource was developed collaboratively by CancerCare, Michigan State University, Indiana University, Caregiver Action Network and Wellpoint.
View all of CancerCare's caregiver resources.




Attend Our Upcoming Events


Golf from Dawn to Dusk!


Longest Day of Golf is a unique fundraising event held at various golf courses throughout Connecticut to benefit CancerCare. Dedicated golfers meet at dawn and play to dusk with most golfers playing at least 100 holes or more in one day! This year, golfers can choose to play at select private golf courses on July 22, July 29 or August 12. For information, please visit the website.


Our Annual Spring Gala Is Just Around the Corner...


CancerCare's Annual Spring Gala will be held Wednesday, June 12 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. This year's Gala will be hosted by Anthony Mason, CBS News' Senior Business Correspondent and host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday."


The Gala features a selection of live and silent auction items including fine wines, exquisite dinners, luxury items, vacation getaways and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. You may also view the Auction Catalogue on our website - you do not have to be present at the Gala in order to bid!



Visit the Gala website or purchase tickets today!


Events Calendar

6/12      Annual Spring Gala, New York, NY

6/20      CancerCare Classic Golf Tournament, Locust Valley, NY

7/22      Longest Day of Golf, Wilton, CT

7/29      Longest Day of Golf, Redding, CT

8/12      Longest Day of Golf, Easton, CT


Leading Experts Answer Questions  
During Free Workshops


Our free Connect Education Workshops give you the latest cancer information straight from leading experts. You can listen in live by telephone or online, and will have a chance to ask the experts your own questions.


Workshop Calendar


6/10     Advances in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

6/10     Understanding Clinical Trials: What's New

6/11     For Caregivers: Coping with a Loved One's Metastatic Prostate Cancer

6/12     Gastric Cancer: Current Perspectives and Treatment Options

6/13     Highlights from the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual

           Meeting (Part I)

6/14     Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma

6/17     Cancer and the Workplace

6/18     Highlights from the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual

           Meeting (Part II)

6/19     When Your Loved One Has CML: How Caregivers Can Help Improve Adherence

6/19     Updates in the Treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer

6/28     Young Adult Survivorship: Fertility, Sexuality and Intimacy



Register for these workshops online, or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).


Missed a Connect Education Workshop? Listen to past workshops as podcasts through CancerCare's website. 

Create Your Own Fundraiser for CancerCare!

Support CancerCare by holding your own fundraiser! Team CancerCare is an online tool that helps you organize and promote your own event while collecting donations online in a secure environment.


Whether it's a bake sale, awareness walk, concert, bowling party or hoedown, there are no limits to the types of events you can organize!


To learn more or get started, visit



Founded in 1944, CancerCare is one of the nation's largest organizations providing free, 
professional support services to people affected by cancer. CancerCare helps people cope with, 
and manage, both the emotional and practical challenges of a cancer diagnosis. All services are 
provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge.  


A national, nonprofit 501(c)(3), CancerCare's free, comprehensive services include counseling, 
support groups, education, workshops, resource referrals, and financial and co-pay assistance. 

To learn more, visit or call 800-813-HOPE (4673). 



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