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CAC at the White House's "Lead on Leave" Tour!

Cancer and Careers Staff on May 19, 2015

posted in ADA, FMLA

Our Beauty with Benefits collaborator, QVC, recently invited us to attend an important (and timely) event about workplace support. The White House’s “Lead on Leave” tour, a national series of conversations to promote paid-leave, made a stop at Philadelphia’s City Hall on April 21.

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An Intern's Experience at Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 21, 2012

posted in Meet the Staff

As summer comes to an end, our intern, Josephine, shares her thoughts about her time at Cancer and Careers!

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 11, 2010

posted in Disability

October is indeed a very busy month. Not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is a reminder of the vast accomplishments of those with disabilities in the workplace and highlights equal employment opportunities for all.

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To Disclose or Not Disclose Cancer on Your Resume

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 30, 2010

posted in Disclosure, Resume

Disclosing your cancer in the job search process is a very personal decision. There is no right or wrong answer. The only time disclosure of a medical condition is necessary is if one is requesting a reasonable accommodation. Otherwise, the decision to tell is based on exploring and balancing a number of priorities including your personality and

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar, Miami!

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 20, 2010

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This past Wednesday, September 15th, members of the Cancers and Careers team traveled to Miami, Florida for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Westin Coral Gables Hotel. It was an interesting night as panelists and participants exchanged information

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Listen and Learn: Tips for Balancing Work and Cancer

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 2, 2010

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Earlier this week I was interviewed by Genae Girard. Genae is a young adult breast cancer survivor, author of “Off The Rack”, and creator of www.beyondtheboobietrap.com and www.screamingzebras.com. One of her goals is to provide women and breast cancer survivors with pertinent, necessary information on a wide array of topics.

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar, Seattle!

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 23, 2010

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On Wednesday, August 18th, the Cancer and Careers team traveled to Seattle, Washington for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Westin Hotel. This event was a huge success thanks to our collaborating partner, Genentech.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: CancerCare, Inc.

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 16, 2010

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

CancerCare is a national nonprofit that provides free professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Their programs include publications, financial support, online, face-to-face and telephone counseling, local events and Telephone Education Workshops.

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Join our Young Adult Support Group!

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 12, 2010

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Young Adults with cancer face unique challenges throughout their cancer experience, especially in the realm of psychosocial needs. As others in their age group embrace social activities and the work world with full force, those diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 21-40 find themselves putting their lives on hold to focus on their cancer.

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar St. Louis!

Cancer and Careers Staff on July 26, 2010

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This past Wednesday, July 21st, members of the Cancer and Careers team traveled to St. Louis for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel. This event was a collaboration among Cancer and Careers, Genentech, the Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis, the Cancer Support Community and the Young Survival Coalition.

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff, Part 5!

Cancer and Careers Staff on July 8, 2010

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi Everyone! It’s my first week as part of the Cancer and Careers team. I’m happy to report I am the 5th staff member to come aboard and I am assuming the role of Program Director and Senior Clinical Supervisor.

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Help for Chemo Brain -- New Book Offers Ways to Cope with the Fog

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 21, 2009

posted in Chemo Brain

Trying to work as you battle your way through "chemo brain?" In a new book, Your Brain After Chemo (Da Capo Press, 2009) Journalist Idelle Davidson (a former breast cancer patient who fought chemo brain herself) and UCLA physician researcher Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, present a readable, intriguing blend of scientific updates on what's behind "chemo

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Is the economy leveling the playing field for job-seeking survivors?

Cancer and Careers Staff on June 4, 2009

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about looking for work and preparing resumes in this economy got us thinking that a possible upside of the current market is that cancer survivors are now on a more equal footing with the rest of the work-seeking population.

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