September 26, 2013
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship to Convene Expert Panel on How Media Is Changing Public Perceptions of Cancer on Thursday, September 26th at the Newseum in Washington, DC.(Download Media Advisory PDF)
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) will host its annual NCCS Rays of Hope® event for cancer survivors, health policy experts, patient advocates, health care providers, government representatives and other individuals. The evening will feature a panel discussion about how cancer is covered in media and entertainment, and its inevitable influence over public perceptions of cancer and cancer care. The Emmy Award-Winning creator of The Big C, Darlene Hunt, and the CEO and founder of the Center for Advancing Health, Jessie Gruman, will be recognized for their work.
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On Thursday, March 14, NCCS hosted a Town Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, for discussion about strategies to improve the quality of care for cancer survivors. Local health care leaders and cancer survivors joined NCCS for a stimulating discussion of the experiences of cancer survivors and public policy solutions to improve the cancer care and survivorship experience.
Moderator Susan Dentzer lead the panelists in a lively discussion about the issues confronting cancer survivors who are pursuing quality cancer care; fundamental changes in the U.S. health care system through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and the gaps in cancer care quality and delivery.
Kaleidoscope is an initiative that was created to salute cancer survivors and to give thanks to those that have helped survivors through their cancer journey. Kaleidoscope provides cancer survivors with inspiration, information, and resources to help them thrive and feel empowered. The center piece of the Kaleidoscope campaign is a nationally televised special that brings together a star-studded cast of award-winning musicians and champion athletes in an artistic salute to cancer survivors nationwide.