Lazarex Cancer Foundation Helps Patients Navigate Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are both safe and effective.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits of participating in a clinical trial include: Trial participants have access to promising new interventions that...


Celebration Cakes for Children with Cancer

  Birthdays are usually a time for celebration.  But when your child is battling cancer or any critical illness, celebrating may the last thing you feel like doing.  To bring joy to families during this stressful time, Icing Smiles bakes custom-designed celebration cakes for sick children and their siblings.  These spectacular cakes are provided at no...


5 Ways to Reduce Costs When Traveling for Cancer Treatment

To get the best care possible, many cancer patients need to travel out-of-state for treatments, surgeries and even second opinions. Being away from your family and your routine is not only difficult, it’s expensive. One recent study found that people with cancer were 2.65 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people...


Announcing Cancer Survivor’s Scholarship

I’d like to introduce you to yet another new scholarship program for cancer survivors- the first annual Survivors Scholarship- created and funded by The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik.  This $1000 scholarship is open to any cancer survivor attending college or law school this spring.  The award will be paid directly to the college...


Giving Thanks for this FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

  Fifth Season Financial is looking to donate a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to three patients diagnosed with an advanced cancer and their families. Here’s how it works: Visit Fifth Season Financial.com to fill out the form on the right side of the page.  You can either nominate a patient or they can...


Personalizing Your Treatment Plan with Cancer Panels

  No two people are alike; and no two cancers are alike.  This explains why two people with the same cancer diagnosis can respond differently to the same treatment regimen. This is the basic premise behind precision medicine and individualized treatments.   Now imagine a room filled with top oncology...

Hope In A Mouse Kept Us Afloat

                  I am truly honored to have been interviewed by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel of Science Magazine for the article she wrote on using animal models to guide patient care as this is where my family’s battle with cancer led us.  You can read Jennifer’s  article “Hope In A Mouse” by clicking here.  Thank you...


got Cancer? meet CancerCare

  Despite the fact that CancerCare is a national organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the US and Puerto Rico, not everyone knows about them or about the amazing assistance they offer.  Candidly, I wish I had known about them when we were battling my husband’s cancer. CancerCare literally...


Fight Cancer With This FREE Cancer Fighting Video Game

  Any oncologist or parent will tell you that getting young cancer patients (that includes children, teenagers and even young adults) to stick to their treatment regimens and take their medications when and how they have been prescribed is no easy task.  To help encourage treatment adherence (which improves outcomes and...

FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors in MD, DC, VA, NY & Chicago

  Pictured above is my husband Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run more than 30 marathons, completed 13 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or...