Patient navigators are trained laypeople who can help ensure that a patient receives timely cancer care. Learn more.
Childhood cancer survivors often have a higher risk for getting a second cancer later in life. Early screening can help, but not enough survivors are getting the screenings recommended by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). One researcher is trying to change that by gathering better evidence on the effectiveness of early breast cancer screening for women who received radiation to the chest as children.
American Cancer Society grantee Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH, conducts research to help pediatric oncologists communicate more effectively with their patients' parents to make treatment decisions less stressful.
The American Cancer Society Mission Boost grant helps rescue science that sometimes falls into the valley of death, where promising research comes to an abrupt end because it otherwise can’t get the funding it needs to cross the bridge between discovery and helping patients. Read about 4 of the cancer researchers who are using Mission Boost grants today.