OCRFA’s Annual STS Program was presented to third year medical students at Bastyr University. Facilitator Barbara Horton, who took photo of team members Laura Harr, Nancy Cabral and Cindy Silver reported, “The students were so interested in the information and personal sharing of the team’s stories with great questions about symptoms and how early they were diagnosed. Very appreciative of us sharing with them. I am so encouraged about the future of medical care when these students are practicing!”
World Biosimilar Congress USA 2018, May 23-24, 2018 – Our President/Co-Founder, Peg Ford attended the Congress and participated on the Keynote Panel: Evaluating the complexities of patient studies, FDA requirements and biosimilar price points.
Also, she has been appointed to serve as a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Research Community Forum Council. ASCO’s Research Community Forum (RCF) and its initiatives are led by a Council of volunteers, including physicians, research administrators, and patient advocates. The main objective of the RCF are to 1) provide a forum for researchers to share best practices, identify challenges to conducting clinical research, and brainstorm about effective strategies and solutions; and 2) develop and disseminate solutions to address barriers to conducting clinical research, and facilitate clinical trial participation and accrual. While community-based research sites are a primary focus, academic-based research sites are actively involved in their initiatives, particularly since their challenges and potential solutions are similar.
Over five decades, ASCO and its members have established and advanced the field of modern clinical oncology. As ASCO grew from its original seven members to more than 40,000 today, national funding for cancer research increased from less than $200 million to more than $5 billion annually. The number of drugs available to treat cancer grew from just a handful to more than 170. And, most importantly, patients are living longer and better lives. ASCO’s members, together with patients with cancer, patient advocates, and the policymakers, government agencies, and philanthropic organizations like the Conquer Cancer Foundation that have invested in vital research, have enabled and delivered these remarkable advances.
Knowledge is Power: Understanding and Managing BRCA-related Cancer Risk
7:00-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
8:30-9:00 pm: Meet & greet with panelists and visit resource tables from
many community organizations (OCAofSD’s exhibit table)
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC
JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
This event is free and Open to the Public with registration. If you’re interested in attending, either click here or on the image below to register, as you must be registered to attend.
HEAR™ Presentatiion – “If Only I Knew Then, What I Know Now” presentation to Oasis at Grossmont Learning Center. Facilitator Cindy Silver (who took photo below of team members Lesley Frazier, Jill Curtiss and Sue Sutton) reports, “We had a small but very very interactive group at our OASIS HEAR™ presentation today. So many wonderful questions and several in the audience shared their own stories and concerns. Great discussion on the importance of being our own best advocates! Sometimes smaller is better, when you can really spend time getting to know the folks you’re presenting to!”