Selma Schimmel

Advocacy In Action: The Young Adult With Cancer
Aug
21
2014

Vital Options International presents Advocacy in Action, bringing together cancer advocacy leadership to address: The Young Adult With Cancer Advocacy in Action is the legacy of our founder, Selma Schimmel, and cancer care for young adults was near and dear to her heart. Selma was diagnosed with cancer herself as a young adult at the […]

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Advocacy In Action: The Face Of Palliative Care
Jul
11
2013

Vital Options International presents, Advocacy In Action®, bringing together cancer advocacy leadership to address: Palliative Care In this segment, host, Selma Schimmel, reveals herself as the face of palliative care, sparking the conversation that it is not just for end of life, but at all stages of treatment to enhance quality of life. Joining Selma […]

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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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Nathan Cherny, MD: Concerns Patients May Have About Pain Management
Dec
18
2012

Dr. Nathan Cherny and Selma Schimmel do a role playing exercise in how a patient might talk to their doctor about pain management during their cancer treatment. In 2007, Professor Cherny was appointed to the Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and in 2008 he was promoted to Associate Professor […]

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Advocacy in Action ESMO 2012: Cancer and the Media
Dec
18
2012

Selma Schimmel (Vital Options International), Kathy Redmond (Editor, Cancer World Magazine), Jola Gore Booth (EuropaColon) and Fortunato Ciardiello (Chair, ESMO Personalized Medicine Working Group) discuss the media and cancer reporting. Vital Options International and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) presents the 3rd Patient Advocacy In Action®, bringing together the influential leaders of the […]

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Advocacy in Action ESMO 2012: Advocate Perspectives in Tissue Collection and Research
Dec
18
2012

Selma Schimmel (Vital Options International), Kathy Oliver (International Brain Tumor Alliance), Francesco De Lorenzo (European Cancer Patient Coalition), Jola Gore Booth (EuropaColon) and Fortunato Ciardiello (Chair, ESMO Personalized Medicine Working Group) discuss tissue collection in cancer research. Vital Options International and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) presents the 3rd Patient Advocacy In Action®, […]

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Advocacy in Action ESMO 2012: Personalized Medicine and Pathology
Dec
18
2012

Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, MD (Molecular Pathologist, General Hospital in Treviso, Italy), Selma Schimmel (Vital Options International) and Stefania Vallone (Women Against Lung Cancer Europe – WALCE) discuss pathology and personalized medicine. Vital Options International and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) presents the 3rd Patient Advocacy in Action®, bringing together the influential leaders […]

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