Young Adults

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD: Colon Cancer in Young Adults and BRCA+ Patients
Jul
08
2013

Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room to discuss the rising incidence of colon cancer in young adults as well as BRCA+ patients and colon cancer incidence. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP, is the Associate […]

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Voice For Life: Founder & Exec. Director, The WunderGlo Foundation, Gloria Borges
Jun
21
2013

Gloria Borges, colon cancer survivor, sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room. They discuss her colon cancer diagnosis as a young adult at 28 and how it has propelled her life’s mission.  Gloria Borges is the Founder and Executive Director of The WunderGlo Foundation and The Wunder Project. This interview was filmed at […]

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Advocate In Action: Gloria Borges and The WunderGlo Foundation
Jun
16
2013

Gloria Borges, colon cancer survivor, sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room. They discuss the non-profit she founded, The WunderGlo Foundation and The Wunder Project. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Advocacy and educational support provided at ASCO 2013, in part, by:

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Winson Y. Cheung, MD: Reproductive Sexual Health Among Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Jun
14
2013

Dr. Winson Y. Cheung, MD sits down with Selma Schimmel in The Group Room where they discuss sexual and reproductive health among young adult cancer survivors. This interview was filmed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago 2013. Winson Y. Cheung, MD is a medical oncologist at the British Columbia Cancer […]

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National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week® 2013
Apr
01
2013

30 years ago this week, I was a young adult diagnosed with breast cancer.  If you’re a young adult with cancer today, it would be hard to imagine what it was like in 1983.  Even the phrase, young adults with cancer, often provoked a reaction of surprise and dismissal.  While feelings of isolation and alienation […]

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Advocacy In Action: Issues For Young Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
Mar
03
2013

Vital Options International presents Advocacy in Action bringing together influential leaders of the cancer advocacy community to address:  Personalized Medicine: What it means, its relevance for patients, collection of tissue specimens, and a discussion on metastatic breast cancer in young women.  Part 4 of 4. Joining Vital Options Founder and CEO, Selma Schimmel, as co-hosts […]

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Maria De Santis, MD: Side Effects in Young Adults with Cancer Later in Life
Dec
19
2012

The Group Room at the 2012 European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Vienna was made possible, in part, by: VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Selma Schimmel, Founder & CEO, Vital Options International This is Selma Schimmel for The Group Room at the ESMO 2012 Congress happening now in Vienna.  And, I’m happy to introduce you to […]

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Young Adult Advocacy Profile: Jill’s Legacy
Apr
01
2012

Young Adults CAN get lung cancer?  HUH? Meet Darby Anderson, K.C. Oakley and Maggie Eisenberg who lost their dear friend, Jill Costello to lung cancer when she was just 22 years old. Through this loss and the guidance of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, Jill’s Legacy was born.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Maggie Eisenberg, […]

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Voices Of the Young Adult Cancer Movement
Mar
12
2012

The young adult cancer movement is growing. Meet several advocates in the young adult movement (Doug Ulman, Matthew Zachary, Heidi Adams, Maimah Karmo, Michelle Whitlock, Elissa Thorner-Bantug, Danielle Tindle and Joe Schneider) and Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of CHOC Children’s Cancer Institute and the Director of the Young Adult Cancer Program at the University […]

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Do You Know? A PSA For National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week
Mar
12
2012

  National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week is April 2-8, 2012. Join us in spreading the word and encouraging young adults everywhere to be proactive about their health. Did you know? More than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. That’s one every eight minutes. Cancer is the number one disease killer of […]

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