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    A New Champion for Cancer Caregivers

    With: Mike Looney, PhD

    Many people with advanced cancer can benefit from helpful caregivers, but family and friends who take on this role may have little background or training to do such a difficult job well. A new organization called Courage Groups aims to provide education and guidance in this collaborative journey. The founder is Mike Looney, PhD, a client and generous supporter of Cancer Commons, whose family… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    The Musella Foundation has announced online availability of the 12th edition of the Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly Diagnosed.

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    Caregivers, You’re Not Alone: Webinar Highlights

    Sarah Stanley

    Ten years ago, Shelley Frisbie’s husband received a diagnosis of metastatic cancer and was told he had six months to live. Shelley and her husband immediately faced immense urgency and uncertainty. But with guidance from Cancer Commons founder Marty Tenenbaum, PhD, Shelley soon had a list of top resources, doctors, and medical institutions to consult for help with her husband’s case. “I now had… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Diagnosis is the basis for all treatments. As outlined in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new classification of central nervous system malignancies in 2021, outlining new standards for diagnosis.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Clinical trials can be of great importance for patients with cancer. Here is some sound background information from Cancer Commons partner Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    As outlined in this press release on PR Newswire, it is now possible to buy many expensive drugs at very inexpensive prices from a new online pharmacy.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This story from The ASCO Post discusses how doctors can help ensure that patients have realistic expectations about outcomes after prostate cancer treatment.

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    Meet Deb Christensen, Nurse Navigator for People Facing Advanced Cancer

    With: Deb Christensen, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, OCN

    For people with advanced cancer, making sense of the complexities of cancer treatment can be truly daunting. Enter the oncology nurse navigator (ONN), a nurse with specialized training to help patients overcome any barriers they may face in accessing high-quality cancer care. At Cancer Commons, our Director of Patient Services Deb Christensen, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, OCN, applies her ONN training to ensure that every… Read more »

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    How Would an Expert Handle His Own Cancer of Unknown Origin Causing Severe Back Pain?

    With: Marc B. Garnick, MD

    Treating cancer that has been fully diagnosed can be a complex challenge. But sometimes the process of diagnosis itself presents an urgent puzzle. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Marc B. Garnick, MD, how he would approach his own case of an unknown form of cancer. Dr. Garnick is the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Beth Israel Deaconess… Read more »

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    How an Expert Would Treat Her Own Metastatic Melanoma

    With: Pauline Funchain, MD

    Cancer patients often ask their doctors, “What would you do if you were me?” Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cleveland Clinic oncologist Pauline Funchain, MD, how she would handle her own diagnosis of advanced melanoma. Curious Dr. George: What would you do if you personally were discovered on a routine exam to have abnormal liver function tests that led to scans and the… Read more »