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AICR Introduces CancerResource: Living With Cancer

<em>Cancer</em>ResourceFor years, AICR has offered newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families a free information kit with answers to many of the questions they face. This month, with the help of leading clinicians, oncology nurses and dietitians, AICR has completely revamped its CancerResource booklet to offer even more up-to-date, evidence-based information on managing diet and activity during treatment, and after.

“AICR’s new CancerResource focuses on the questions that patients tell us they have a hard time finding answers to,” said Glen Weldon, AICR Director of Education. “There’s been a lot of new research on diet and exercise during treatment in the past few years, for example, and CancerResource translates those encouraging findings into useful tips.

“As the only cancer research and education organization that specializes on the links between lifestyle and cancer, AICR created CancerResource to offer patients evidence-based information about nutrition, physical activity and weight management that they can trust – and put to immediate use.”

At the same time, CancerResource guides patients through the basics of cancer and its treatment, including worksheets of questions to ask doctors, oncologists and dietitians and other useful resources.

AICR’s new, full-color, 44-page CancerResource booklet includes:

  • The latest evidence-based advice on navigating cancer’s challenges during and after treatment
  • A guide to understanding your diagnosis
  • Practical tips on nutrition and physical activity that can help make treatment easier to tolerate
  • Up-to-date advice on dealing with diet-related side effects and how to stay active during and after treatment
  • Worksheets of questions to ask your health practitioner, oncologist and other healthcare workers about your treatment
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about “hot topics” like soy, sugar, dietary supplements and more
  • A list of useful resources and a glossary of cancer terms to help patients and survivors take an informed and active role in their health

The AICR CancerResource Advisory Committee has provided expert guidance in the development of this information kit, helping to ensure that AICR is providing state-of-the-art information to ease the way for those facing cancer and its treatment.

Advisory Committee:

  • Claudio Battaglini, PhD, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Mandi Pratt Chapman, MA, George Washington University Cancer Institute
  • Lee Jones, PhD, Duke Center for Cancer Survivorship
  • Marcelle Kaplan, RN, MS, AOCN, CBCN, Oncology Nursing Society
  • Francis Keefe, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
  • Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Lidia Schapira, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Cheri Van Patten, RD, MSC, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC

Find selections from CancerResource, or to read CancerResource in full as an online flipbook.

To have a single free copy mailed to you, call 1-800-843-8114, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Published on September 4, 2012

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