Financial Assistance for Families Living in the Greater PA Area

Bringing Hope Home provides financial and emotional support to families with cancer of any age, gender, race and cancer type in the Greater Philadelphia area. These one-time grants can be used to pay for essential household bills such as rent, mortgage, electric, gas, oil, water, phone, transportation and groceries.  Grant money is paid directly to services...


Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area.  If you know of a child with cancer who might benefit from one of these super cool...


Announcing New Trial for Patients Fighting Advanced-Stage Cancers

Cancer clinical trials aim to improve the outlook for people with cancer.  Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases.  Together, these approaches offer great promise in the fight against cancer. Although founded over 100 years ago, immunotherapy is still very much in its infancy.  As...


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...


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