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For many ASCO members, People Living With Cancer (www.plwc.org) has become an invaluable patient information resource in their day-to-day practice. PLWC is the cornerstone of ASCO's patient information program and reflects the voice of the physician who cares for people with cancer. With PLWC's new look, enhanced navigation, and expanded content, providing access to PLWC's comprehensive, oncologist-approved information is easier than ever. Here are some ways you can quickly incorporate the cancer information on PLWC into your existing patient education program.
Promotional Materials—ASCO is pleased to provide complimentary promotional materials to help you and your staff share PLWC with patients. Items such as the cancer information prescription pad and poster, both suggestions from ASCO members, are ideal for display in waiting rooms and patient education resource centers, or to give to patients. To order materials, please visit www.plwc.org/materials or call 888-651-3038.
Make PLWC Your Homepage—Set PLWC as the homepage on your waiting room or patient education resource center computer. Patients can browse for information while waiting to see you, or as a follow-up to a recent appointment.
Printer-Friendly Resources on PLWC—Nearly all of the information on PLWC, including the anatomical and staging medical illustrations, can be printed on letter-size paper. The PLWC printer-friendly format is ideal for new patient packets, doctor-patient consultations, and general handouts.
PLWC Information by E-Mail—Share PLWC information with patients and colleagues by using the “E-mail this page” link found on nearly every section of PLWC.org.
Link to PLWC—Add a link from your practice or institution's Web site to PLWC.org.
June 1-20, 2006—Q&A Forum: “How to Cope with Common Side Effects of Cancer Treatment,” Jamie Von Roenn, MD (Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University), Thomas Smith, MD (Virginia Commonwealth University Health System), Charles Loprinzi, MD (Mayo Clinic), and Georgia Decker, MS, RN, CS-ANP (Integrative Care, Oncology Nursing Society).
June 6, 2006, 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET—Live Chat: “Top Advances in Cancer Research: News From ASCO's Annual Meeting,” Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
July 1-31, 2006—Q&A Forum: “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; and CureSearch-Aflac Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research) and Gregory Reaman, MD (Children's Oncology Group).