It is incredibly important that cancer patients have access to the best treatment options available. The Partnership works closely with the Rhode Island cancer centers to increase access by patients to optimal treatment plans. We also share financial resources such as expenditure worksheets and information on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, which provides grants to assist cancer patients with their utility bills during treatment. We work hard to help cancer patients navigate their journey and make it as easy as possible.
Share Your Story
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has an ongoing survey of cancer patients and survivors called “Survivors Views.” Over 3,000 cancer survivors have agreed to participate in Survivor Views by responding to regular surveys on policy issues that support the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and promote survivors’ quality of life. Through Survivor Views, ACS CAN hears directly from cancer survivors about their experiences and their perspectives on critical cancer-related issues. This information helps shape the development of policy positions and provides important evidence to support the enactment of these policies. They have issued a survey to attempt to better understand the impact of the pandemic, and the results will be released shortly. They anticipate media requests related to cancer patients being impacted and are hoping to have a volunteer or two ready to share their experience with the media. If you would like to participate or learn more, click here. If you are a caregiver, family member, friend or survivor who would like to simply share a personal story, you may do so here.
* We also encourage you to send in your personal stories--as they relate to COVID-19, survivorship, caregiving or any other cancer related topic. You can email them to us at !
About Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are regulated research studies that try to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. These critical studies answer specific questions about new interventions—which can be new vaccines, drugs and devices—and measure their effectiveness and safety for patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates clinical trials in the U.S.
It is important to explore all options when treating lung disease. Consider clinical trials as soon as you are diagnosed and every time you have to make a treatment decision.
To learn more about clinical trials, please visit American Lung Association
June 10, 2019
Natural Killer Cells
How the immune system's first wave of defense may play a newfound role in cancer care
By: Robert Levy
This article tells the story of natural killer cell therapy in an acute myeloid leukemia patient and their critical role in cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Rizwan Romee explains the types of white blood cells that are used in cancer treatment and how research is changing over time. Read at Dana Farber.