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Julia Michelle Santiago; Voices on Cancer
June 20, 2019
Julia Michelle Santiago

How Finding the Strength Within Helped Me Recover from Cancer

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Colon cancer survivor and advocate Julia Michelle Santiago writes about her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery and how she used her skills and experience to help build awareness of the disease in Puerto Rico.

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Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez; Voices on Cancer
April 11, 2019
Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez, DHSc

Bringing the Hispanic Experience to Cancer Research

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Dr. Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 has led to a career of advocacy in cancer research as well as bringing the Hispanic experience to cancer clinicians.

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March 26, 2019
Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: How Community and Collaboration Fill the Gaps in Cancer Care in Puerto Rico

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San Juan and Caguas, Puerto Rico, were recent stops in ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s “ASCO in the Community” tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa shares some insight into what delivering cancer care is like in Puerto Rico, especially after Hurricane Maria.

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June 27, 2018
Stephanie L. Graff, MD, and Kelly Shanahan, MD

Being a Physician-Patient Is a Double-Edged Sword

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"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.

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Annie Achee, Voices on Cancer
June 7, 2018
Annie Achee

How Advocacy Helps Me Fight Fear of My Spouse’s Recurrence

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Annie Achee knew she had a choice: let worrying that her husband’s cancer may return take over her life or find a more productive path. Find out how becoming a cancer advocacy leader gave her control over the fear of an unknown future.

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