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People Living With Cancer (www.plwc.org), ASCO's patient information Web site, now offers comprehensive guides to more than 90 types of cancer, including Spanish-language sections for the 19 most common cancers affecting Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, as well as information on 30 cancer-related syndromes. ASCO members sharing PLWC with their patients can be assured that all information on the Web site is approved by oncologists and is supported by more than 135 Editorial Board members. The members of the Editorial Board consist of leading medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; nurses; social workers; and patient advocates from around the world. Members of the Editorial Board are involved in clinical practice and cancer research, and, as such, PLWC's content reflects the latest changes in standards of care.
The primary responsibility of the PLWC Editorial Board and the 14 advisory teams that support the Editors is to perform an annual medical review of each cancer type section, which now include:
ASCO members are encouraged to talk with their patients about upcoming “Ask the ASCO Expert” forums hosted by leading ASCO experts each month on PLWC. Transcripts from all previous Ask the ASCO Expert events, as well as a schedule of the remaining events for 2006 are available on PLWC.
July 1-23, 2006: “Cancer in Children, Teens, and Young Adults: What Every Parent Needs to Know,” W. Archie Bleyer, MD (Cancer Treatment Center, St Charles Medical Center; LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance; CureSearch-Aflac Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research), and Gregory Reaman, MD (Children's Oncology Group).
July 24-31, 2006: “Cancer in Older Adults,” Hyman Muss, MD (University of Vermont College of Medicine).
August 1-31, 2006: “Cancer Survivorship: Living Beyond Cancer,” Sandra Horning, MD (Stanford University Medical Center; ASCO President 2005-2006), Melissa Hudson, MD (St Jude Children's Research Hospital), Ann Partridge, MD (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), and Doug Ulman (Lance Armstrong Foundation; Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults).
September 1-30, 2006: “Taking Care of Yourself During and After Cancer Treatment,” David Alberts, MD (Arizona Cancer Center), and Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD (Arizona Cancer Center).