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December 2012/January 2013
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 In This Issue...

Focus On

The Most Promising Treatment Advances of 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) highlighted the latest treatment therapies and promising results from clinical trials for many cancer diagnoses.

CancerCare has compiled these most promising findings in its booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments: Highlights from ASCO 2012, available online now. You can also order your free copies from our publications page.

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Managing Your Cancer

Coping and Caregiving During the Holidays

Our professional oncology social workers are available to help you.

The holiday season is often thought of as a time to celebrate traditions and create lasting memories with friends and family.

But for people coping with cancer and their caregivers, holidays can prompt questions and concerns, such as: How do I take care of holiday responsibilities and myself at the same time? How can I celebrate when I have so many other things on my mind?

CancerCare’s professional oncology social workers can help you find ways to make the most of the holiday season while caring for yourself and your loved one. We provide many free resources that address holidays and special occasions, including Connect Education Workshops™ and publications.

Learn more about coping with cancer and caregiving during the holidays.

Awareness Calendar

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Monthview all our cervical cancer resources »


Ask CancerCare

Our experts address your questions on a specific cancer topic each month. During December, submit your question to our expert about coping with cancer during the holidays.

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In Your Words

“...We struggle daily but were at a point of true despair when I opened the mail yesterday. I had requested help from 16 agencies and you were the only one to respond. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation enough.”

—Maria G.
Learn more about the financial assistance CancerCare offers.


Upcoming Events

Join Team CancerCare at the LA Marathon

CancerCare is thrilled to be a participating charity in the 2013 LA Marathon, taking place Sunday, March 17.

We are currently building our team of dedicated supporters, and need your help! Reserving your spot in the Marathon is easy--simply email or fax our registration form to Rosemary O’Sullivan at rosullivan@cancercare.org or 212-712-8495 no later than Thursday, January 17.

To register to run for CancerCare, you must commit to raising $500. Your efforts will help us continue to provide free, professional services to anyone affected by cancer.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org/LAMarathon or contact Rosemary O’Sullivan at rosullivan@cancercare.org.


Coming Soon!

In January, we’ll be launching a newly redesigned lungcancer.org, as well as an online informational tool for caregivers.


What’s New

Thanks to Our Supporters!

Caribou Coffee offered its special “Amy’s Blend” collection of coffee, tea and merchandise from Sept. 29 through Nov. 7, donating 10% of the proceeds to CancerCare. The collection was named in honor of the company’s original roastmaster Amy Erickson, who passed away from breast cancer in 1995. The partnership helped raise $250,000 in support of people affected by breast cancer—the largest amount raised in the 17-year history of the “Amy’s Blend” program!


CancerCare Connect®

Education 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

12/12 Understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for People Living with Cancer
12/14 Understanding the Molecular Portrait of Breast Cancer
12/19 Advances in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
12/20 Update on Lymphoma From the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
1/15 Update from the 2012 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting

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

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


Support CancerCare

Shop for CancerCare

This holiday season, you can support CancerCare while shopping for great gifts for your loved ones. Use our Amazon.com affiliate link any time you shop online, and CancerCare will receive a commission of 4–10% of your purchase price.

You can also support our free services by shopping at GiftsThatGive.com, where you can find a wide selection of quality products for men, women, kids, and the home. For every $5 you spend, CancerCare will receive $1.

And, you can give the gift of helping people better cope with cancer by making a donation. Your gift will ensure we can continue providing free, professional services to anyone affected by cancer. And if you donate by December 31, you can receive a 2012 tax deduction.

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