CancerCare E-News
  April 2014
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CancerCare Welcomes New CEO, Patricia Goldsmith


As we approach our 70th anniversary, we are pleased to welcome oncology leader Patricia Goldsmith as our new Chief Executive Officer. Patricia has more than 20 years of nonprofit management and strategic planning experience, and has a proven track record of success. She will officially join CancerCare on May 5.


"CancerCare is a remarkable organization that does so much good for so many," said Patricia. "As the leading social service organization in cancer, CancerCare is well-positioned to support the coming changes in our health care system directly relating to the psychosocial and financial effects of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. I have admired the organization for many years and am honored to have been chosen to become the next CEO."


Read more about our new CEO in our latest press release.


In This Issue
Quick Links
Support Services
Connect Education Workshops
Team CancerCare
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


Learn How to Manage Treatment Side Effects


Experiencing side effects from cancer treatments? Listen to our Connect Education WorkshopTM podcast series, Comprehensive Series on Supportive Care:

We offer many additional workshops and publications to help you or your loved one manage side effects of cancer treatments.



CancerCare 70th Anniversary Celebration Gala

On April 23 in New York City, CancerCare will celebrate 70 years of help and hope by honoring individuals, companies and foundations that have made substantial contributions to CancerCare's services that improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Television journalist and cancer advocate Katie Couric will be on hand for our awards presentation!


This event raises much-needed funds for the free professional services CancerCare provides to anyone coping with cancer. Our goal for this historic Gala is to raise $1,000,000! 


Learn more about our Gala.




April Awareness Calendar



A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People With Cancer (Financial Edition)  



Our comprehensive handbook features the most up-to-date contact information and descriptions for hundreds of national and regional organizations offering financial help to people with cancer. Learn valuable tips patients and caregivers can use to manage finances and easily access resources in their local community.


Order copies free of charge today or view online.



Leading Experts Discuss Important Cancer Topics


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



4/18      Progress in the Treatment of Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) 

4/23      The Challenge of MPN in the Workplace: How to Communicate with Your Employer 

4/24      Progress in the Treatment of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

5/2        New Perspectives in the Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers

5/9        Emerging Treatments for Metastatic Melanoma

5/16      Treatment Update on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

5/21      Helping Children and Teens Cope with MPN in the Family

5/23      The Role of Immuno-Oncology in the Treatment of Melanoma

6/17      Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer 

6/24      Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer 


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


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



Join Team CancerCare!


On Sunday, May 4, CancerCare will once again participate in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a 40-mile course throughout New York City's five boroughs with nearly 32,000 cyclists car-free in support of those in need. Join our team!
You can also create your own Team CancerCare event, so if you are participating in an event such as a marathon, create your own fundraising page and have friends and family show their support. You'll be making a difference in the lives of people coping with cancer! 


Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by professional oncology social workers.


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




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