Self-Advocacy and Empowerment

Bringing the Primary Care Physician Back Into Cancer Care

Why is it important for primary care providers to have an active role in cancer care? Watch as Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov shares ways to engage primary care doctors to improve health outcomes.

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Oncologist Shares Her Vulnerability: A Personal Story From ASCO Voices

Dr. Ishwaria Subbiah took the stage at ASCO Voices to share a practice-shaping personal experience. Watch now to hear her story and the inspiring impact it had at ASCO 2019.

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Cancer and Vaccines: Am I Protected During an Outbreak?

How can cancer patients protect themselves against the recent measles outbreak? Tune in to hear expert Dr. Sasha Stanton share what immunocompromised patients need to know about immunity and vaccines.

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Cancer Patient Advocate Discusses Opioid Crisis and Cancer Pain Management

Do cancer patients with severe pain get overlooked during the pain medication debate? Watch as patient advocate Cherie Rineker examines the harrowing impact of the opioid crisis on cancer patients.

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Myeloma and Longevity: Meet a Man Who’s Lived With Myeloma for Nearly Half His Life

Devoted myeloma patient advocate Yelak Biru was diagnosed in 1995. Watch as Yelak, after living through 25 years of changes in research, offers advice to others on a myeloma journey.

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The ABCs of Clinical Trials With Michele Nadeem-Baker, CLL Patient Advocate

Why should cancer patients consider a clinical trial, and what is the trial care like? Tune in as Phase II CLL clinical trial participant Michele Nadeem-Baker, discusses finding a good trial match and patient safety.

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Cindy Chmielewski on Shifting From Being a Patient to a Patient Advocate

What are ways to amplify the patient voice and to become more involved in decisions on treatment developments, cost and healthcare policies? Watch as myeloma patient advocate Cindy Chmielewski shares advice.

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Is Clinical Trial Participation Parallel to the Pace of Drug Development?

Can low clinical trial enrollment stifle advances in cancer care? Watch as expert Dr. Richard Schilsky discusses why, especially in the age of precision medicine, trial participation is critical.

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Patient Perspective on the Difference Your CLL Care Team Can Make

How can finding the right doctor contribute to a patient’s confidence and quality of life? Watch this Patient Café segment to hear patients discuss how the right healthcare team can make a difference.

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