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New Publication: Balancing Remote Work & Cancer

Brian Morvant on February 17, 2022

Announcing our newest publication, available now in English and Spanish, to order in print or download digitally today!

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An Interview with Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas

Brian Morvant on February 8, 2022

Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas are two incredible leaders whose voice and work you won't want to miss. Through their non-profit organizations, both together and separate, they offer programs, services and community for people of color affected by cancer.

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A Look Ahead to CAC Programs in 2022

Brian Morvant on January 4, 2022

An overview of CAC's 2022 programs that you can sign-up for today - with more to be announced soon!

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CAC Reports on Working with Cancer During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on December 16, 2021

Cancer and Careers has partnered with Harris Poll and Wakefield Research to report on the work-related experiences of cancer patients and survivors.

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Sissy Silva on September 27, 2021

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15th, we would like to highlight some of the milestones we’ve reached and the programs and resources we currently offer in Spanish.

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How The "Great Resignation" Could Help Your Job Search

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of life as most of us know it. An unexpected positive outcome is the impact on the job market and the power of employees. Read on for more information on how the "Great Resignation" has created job perks for job seekers!

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2021 Midwest Conference— A Virtual Success!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on April 6, 2021

On Friday, March 26th, 240 people joined us online for our 8th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer!

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The Disproportionate Burden of Working Black Caregivers

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 12, 2021

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel the impact of caregiver burden in significant ways, however, according to an article by Deborah Bonello, published in OZY, Black caregivers are more likely to experience this burden at high levels.

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CAC Celebrates 20 Years!

Rebecca Nellis on March 2, 2021

We're excited to celebrate this milestone anniversary with our community this year!

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Spotlight: Tanja Thompson

Nikki Zelin on February 25, 2021

Tanja Thompson is a two-time Breast Cancer Survivor, the Founder of The Breast Cancer Move Foundation, and CEO Of Transformation Resolution Group.

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Spotlight: Sisters Network

Sissy Silva on February 23, 2021

Sisters Network is a national organization with more than 40 chapters throughout the country dedicated to connecting African American breast cancer survivors.

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Spotlight: Dr. Harold P. Freeman

Rebecca Nellis on February 11, 2021

Dr. Harold P. Freeman pioneered the use of patient navigation to help eliminate barriers and access to care in order to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

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Black History Month

Brian Morvant on February 8, 2021

To honor Black History Month, our Cancer and Careers Blog will focus exclusively on amplifying Black voices and leaders.

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Tips on Communicating Your Needs After a Diagnosis

Sissy Silva on January 11, 2021

Our ability to communicate clearly and effectively can make all the difference in achieving personal and professional goals. While it is a necessity for daily life, communicating our needs and emotions can sometimes prove to be confusing and difficult. For survivors, a cancer diagnosis can add on new layers of complexity.

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Defining Your Own Experience

Rebecca Nellis on September 18, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the importance of defining your own experience, and offers possible responses when others speak in ways that may be uncomfortable for you.

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Using Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During COVID-19

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 18, 2020

When stressful thoughts start to arise and take over, focusing on your mindset, centering yourself and practicing mindfulness techniques can be extremely helpful. Here are key takeaways that can help reinforce our mental and emotional fortitude during challenging times.

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Concerns About Returning to Work After Sheltering in Place

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 25, 2020

This past Thursday, Cancer and Careers hosted our first Ask the Experts session as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This moderated discussion featured career coach Kathy Flora (who is also a cancer survivor) fielding questions about looking for work and continuing on the job during our current public health crisis.

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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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The Holiday Season Is Near — Give Back to Cancer and Careers

Nikki Zelin on December 2, 2019

#GivingTuesday is more than just an inspiring movement — it’s a way for people all over the world to make a huge impact, giving back to what really matters.

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