The finalists in the fourth-annual Cancer Community Awards are taking holistic approaches to improving cancer care for Americans in need.
Redefining cancer care takes a community. Winners of the 2022 Cancer Community Awards are finding ways for communities to get access to the best care available.
In addition to the physical effects of cancer, the psychosocial impacts can be just as challenging for patients.
Through delicious and nutritious homemade meals, Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley makes life a little easier for cancer patients and their families.
When caught early, colorectal cancer can usually be treated effectively. Charles R. Rogers of the Medical College of Wisconsin takes every opportunity to spread the word.
The wide expanses in some western states separate rural towns from cancer treatment. The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity reduces the disparities by connecting healthcare experts and communities...
At Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Marc R. Mantrana combines advocacy with research to bring cutting-edge molecular diagnostics and therapies to all cancer patients in Louisiana.
Douglas Fair of the University of Utah balances cancer care and supporting the future plans for children in young patients.
Through massage, acupuncture, counseling, reiki, supportive fitness, mediation/yoga, and nutrition, Unite for HER offers breast and ovarian cancer patients physical and emotional support while undergoing medical treatments and beyond...
The financial burden of cancer can make simple trips for treatment prohibitive. Tomma Hargraves makes sure that lung cancer patients can pay for the trip.
In this online magazine, the editors at Scientific American Custom Media shine a light on unsung heroes and organizations working to advance cancer care.
All too often, race, gender, geography or social status determine the quality of an individual’s cancer care. Finalists for the 2021 Catalyst for Equity Award, part of the annual Cancer Community Awards, are standing up against such disparities...
The finalists for the third-annual Cancer Community Awards are working to bring the highest-quality cancer care to those across the U.S. who need it most.
Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into law to restructure the country’s way of dealing with a leading cause of death and suffering. Here, Jeff Allen — president and CEO of Friends of Cancer Research — describes new approaches to accelerate the testing of new drugs, including advanced applications of circulating tumor DNA...
Not all patients have equal access to quality cancer care. Equal Hope has spent more than a decade identifying and addressing the sources of such disparities in the Chicago area, with remarkable results...
At the University of Washington and the Brotman Baty Institute, Colin Pritchard is translating next-generation genomic sequencing into a tool to match patients to precision cancer therapies...
Over three decades, Margaret Stauffer has worked to build a network in the San Francisco Bay area to help patients bear the mental burden of cancer. More than 50,000 patients and their families have benefited...
While many community oncology clinics struggle to use the most advanced tools, Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, makes advanced genomic testing the standard of care — with astonishing results...
Instead of making immune-compromised cancer patients suffer long and potentially dangerous waits in the emergency room, Richard Dean, PhD, envisioned and championed a better solution.
Volunteers from Chemo Buddies help patients feel at home during treatment.
To bring advanced cancer care to the Navajo Nation, Lynette Bonar developed the first cancer center on native lands.
Cancer is not a disease fought alone. The stronger the community, the better the outcomes for all.
Barbara Gitlitz, MD and Geoffrey Oxnard, MD give new hope — based on genomics and precision medicine — to non-smokers under age 40 with lung cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Research Association’s (OCRA) Survivors Teaching Students educates medical students about disease symptoms — before it’s too late.
Keith Winfrey, MD, brought quality healthcare and early cancer detection to one of New Orleans most underserved communities.
Turns out, bringing together patients, caregivers, advocates and researchers could lead to better outcomes. Here’s how to begin.
A new awards program honors amazing achievements in communities across the United States. Get a first glimpse at the finalists.