The Cancer Survivorship Series: “Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer,” is highlighted in the National Cancer Institute’s monthly NCI Cancer Bulletin – Community Update – Bringing Science to Cancer Survivors: Workshop Series Reaches Milestone.
For the past decade, this free workshop series has offered cancer survivors, their friends and families, and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends. CancerCare is pleased to have collaborated with the following organizations in offering this Series: National Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG, American Cancer Society, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer and National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship. This Series has been made possible by support from the National Cancer Institute and LIVESTRONG.
More than 10,000 people participated in this year’s series of four workshops, reported workshop co-moderator Dr. Carolyn Messner, director of Education and Training at CancerCare. Each hour-long session drew more than 3,000 callers. “CancerCare’s Connect Workshops can be a vital resource for patients, caregivers, and loved ones who otherwise might not have access to the nation’s top cancer experts,” Dr. Messner says. “We strive to provide the most reliable and helpful information to anyone, anywhere, affected by cancer, and are proud to have our workshops recognized in the NCI Cancer Bulletin.”
NCI, along with LIVESTRONG, originally joined CancerCare in establishing the survivorship series because “it allows us to feature some more cutting-edge science on a platform that has enormous reach,” explained Dr. Julia Rowland, director of NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship. “What it does brilliantly is not only features the science but also allows the scientific community to interpret their findings for a lay audience and thereby make them much more accessible to the public.”
The teleconference workshops have drawn participants from more than two dozen countries. “I think the global reach of this program is really impressive and reflects the growing demand for this type of information around the world,” Dr. Rowland continued.
Read the NCI Cancer Bulletin article.
Past workshops can be listened to over the telephone and online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Listen to this year’s Survivorship Series:
· Part I, Using Mind/Body Techniques to Cope with the Stress of Survivorship
· Part II, Recapturing Joy and Finding Meaning
· Part III, Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers
· Part IV, Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy
To view a list of upcoming workshops and register, visit www.cancercare.org/connect.