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By Claire Saxton, Vice President, Education and Outreach, Cancer Support Community  |  Sep 2, 2020

CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy: What to Expect

As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jul 22, 2020

CAR T-Cell Therapy Gave Me Back My Life

Editor’s Note: This week, Real World Health Care shares an inspirational story of a woman who was diagnosed with lymphoma and received treatment with CAR T-cell therapy. “CAR-T Cell Therapy Gave Me My Life Back” is reprinted with permission from the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Updated in April 2020,…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 24, 2020

Does CAR-T Cell Therapy Belong in Community Clinics?

CAR T-cell therapy (CAR-T) has emerged as a highly innovative and promising option for patients with cancer. Until recently, the use of CAR-T has been restricted to small clinical trials, primarily with patients with advanced blood cancers. These trials often are conducted at large, academic medical centers in major metropolitan…more.

By Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Instruction, BiotechPrimer.com  |  Mar 11, 2020

Search & Destroy: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells (CAR-T)

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted, with permission from Biotech Primer. The original version appeared in the Biotech Primer WEEKLY. To subscribe to the Biotech Primer WEEKLY, click here. The first (and so far, only) chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies—tisagenlecleucel and axicabtagene ciloleucel were approved in 2017, and…more.

By Alexandra Zaleta, PhD, Senior Director, Research, Cancer Support Community  |  Sep 25, 2019

Understanding the Voice of Cancer Caregivers

At the Cancer Support Community, we have always strived to serve everyone who has been affected by cancer. For us, this means providing support to patients as well as their family members, who often play a critical role in providing support and care. It also means conducting research that prioritizes…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Mary Hanley, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare  |  Aug 28, 2019

From CancerCare: The Importance of Cancer Caregivers in Medical Settings

Being the primary caregiver to a cancer patient is a long, intense experience both physically and emotionally. The cancer caregiver often experiences all the highs and lows of the patient’s cancer journey and is there to observe every detail, for better or for worse. This makes the caregiver a beacon…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Julie Komanetsky, Vice President, Patient and Family Services, The National Children's Cancer Society  |  Aug 15, 2019

Help for Pediatric Cancer Patient Caregivers

By definition, parents are their child’s number one caregiver. However, when that child has cancer, “caregiving” takes on a completely new meaning and many new challenges. Consider the journey: A child is born, and the proud parents wait for a little cry.  They count ten fingers and ten toes and…more.

Categories: Caregiving, General
By Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Nov 27, 2018

Cancer: Taking Care of the Mind and the Body

This post marks the final article in our series on cancer-related behavioral health. As the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care, the HealthWell Foundation has been honored to raise awareness of the behavioral health needs of cancer patients and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that participated in…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 7, 2018

What Comes Next: How to Find the Right Therapist

For the past several months, Real World Health Care has focused on the behavioral health issues that can impact people living with cancer, their caregivers and their loved ones. We’ve brought you insights from therapists, social workers and mental health professionals, and we’ve highlighted the numerous resources available from a…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
By Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT, Associate Director of Support Services, Young Survival Coalition  |  Oct 24, 2018

Young Adult Cancer Survivors Need Special Support

Young adults are at a certain stage of life development when diagnosed with cancer. They may be thinking about career decisions (i.e. do I stay in this job, go back to school or seek something new), where they want to live (e.g. hometown or move to another city), independently living…more.

Categories: Behavioral Health, General
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