The challenge of treating cancer Cancer. Such a formidable word. The big C, as some people call it. Finding a cure for cancer has been difficult — more so even than finding one for HIV, says medical oncologist Dr. Peter Rubin. “People spent the time to figure out what was driving HIV,” he says. “Unfortunately, […]
Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host. They settled on Not Dead Yet, straight out of one of Chris’s favorite movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The Cancer Community Center Connection […]
I was at a meeting recently at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland and happened to notice two women painting brightly colored designs on a child’s rocking chair. Curious, I poked my head through the door to get a closer look. Longtime Cancer Community Center volunteers Marcia Gelkey and Pat Deignan were putting finishing […]
When Jane Staley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the early 90s, she looked for a place where she could connect with other people dealing with cancer. She didn’t find what she was looking for, so with help from a group of friends, business and community leaders, cancer professionals and cancer survivors, she created a […]
Guest post by Jani Darak-Druck, Cancer Community Center Definition of a cancer survivor What is a cancer survivor? When do you become a survivor? Do you have to wait that magic five years before you can call yourself a survivor? Does it mean you are cured? Most people in the cancer world now consider a survivor to […]
I had such a great time last night! Here I am with Fran Seeley and Lisa Hachey at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. Every year the Center honors its many volunteers and we were all on the guest list for the 2013 Recognition Reception. Some of you may know that my first career was as […]
Many congratulations to the Cancer Community Center for being named this year’s 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction! Take a look at this wonderful video produced by Channel 6 and please take a moment to send your own congratulations in a comment at the end of the post.