Entries by Dina Cashman

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Virtual Connection in a Time of Social Distance

Cancer Today’s Marci Landsmann writes about how advocates and advocacy organizations adapted their connections and services to be virtual. She highlights GRASP and how we shifted it online when ASCO announced its 2020 Annual Meeting would not take place in person.  View Original Article  Written By Marci Landsmann JONATHAN SOMMERS REMEMBERS ​many nights spent alone in […]

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Power of the Patient Voice

Martha Carlson, a writer living with metastatic breast cancer, – and a GRASP mentor! – discusses patients’ interest in science conferences and how to make the best of a poster session. She also describes her own experience participating in the inaugural GRASP at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and how including the patient […]

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Takeaways from SABCS 2019

GRASP mentor Abigail Johnston talks about her “most favorite part of SABCS,” participating in the GRASP poster sessions in this advancedbreastcancer.net piece. View Original Article  2019 was my second experience attending the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and it’s definitely on my list for 2020 as well. My most favorite part of SABCS was participating […]

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Cancer Patient Advocates Find Strength in Numbers

Marci Landsmann writes in Cancer Today about the history of advocacy at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and how it’s evolved from support services for patients to engaging with researchers. She then writes about two groundbreaking programs that took place at SABCS in 2019: The Tigerlily Fireside Chat and GRASP. View Original Article  Written […]