GRASP Connects Advocates and Experts at 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting

Living Beyond Breast Cancer had a sneak peak of a virtual GRASP session at the  2020 Annual ASCO Meeting  when LBBC writer Eric Fitzsimmons joined a virtual GRASP poster walkthrough. In addition to GRASP co-founders Christine Hodgdon and Julia Maués, the discussion features patient advocates Jamil Rivers, Dionna Koval, and Shelley Fuld Nasso, as well […]

Rescuing Scientific Posters From the Twitter Black Hole

In this piece on Symplur, Liza Bernstein, a breast cancer patient and advocate – and GRASP mentor! – discusses three innovative endeavors around science posters. GRASP and the hashtag #GRASPcancer is one of them. View Original Article Written by Liza Bernstein Thousands of research posters and abstracts are presented at medical and scientific meetings every […]

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 […]

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 […]

Takeaways from SABCS 2019

GRASP mentor Abigail Johnston talks about her “most favorite part of SABCS,” participating in the GRASP poster sessions in this 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 […]

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 […]

Empowering Patients With Knowledge – Heard in the Halls: Voices From the 2019 SABCS interviews advocates Felicia Johnson, who is living with metastatic disease, and Sharon Rivera-Sanchez, who was diagnosed in 2015 with triple-negative breast cancer. Felicia and Sharon talk about what they learned during GRASP at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Running time: 7:52 View Original Article Written by Abigail Johnston Felicia Johnson, who is […]