New Coalition Launches Bid for Cancer Patients Bill of Rights and Multiyear Cancer Care…

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Pinterest DUARTE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Today, as communities and organizations across the globe commemorate World Cancer Day, a coalition of organizations are announcing a new campaign called Cancer Care Is Different, spearheaded by City of Hope, a world-renowned National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, California Chronic Care Coalition and International Myeloma Foundation. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about the adverse impact for patients that restricted access to leading cancer treatment centers, where the most advanced, life-saving therapeutics are available, causes, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to urge passage and adoption of a Cancer Patients Bill of Rights in the California Legislature. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005991/en/ The resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 (SCR 11), is authored by state Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) and was introduced in the state Senate today. “For many cancer patients, the best chance of being cured is the early chance at a cure,” Rubio said. “Despite remarkable advances in cancer science creating more effective treatments and cures, too many cancer patients continue to suffer from a lack of access to specialty care. That lack of access is unfortunately even more pronounced among our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Cancer Patients Bill of Rights recognizes that cancer patients should receive appropriate, timely and equitable access to expert cancer care.” “With our valued partners, City of Hope is proud to drive this effort to increase cancer patients’ access to the proper expertise and to make them aware of their rights to appropriate treatment options,” said Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., a hematologist-oncologist at City of Hope. “These needs are heightened by the reality that cancer is a complex and rapidly evolving field that requires ongoing access to the most recent knowledge, therapeutics and technology. The consequences of limited or delayed access to this expertise, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, are significant and can lead to misdiagnoses that can often mean unnecessary exposure to toxic chemotherapy agents, suffering or avoidable death.” Alvarnas serves as vice president of government affairs and senior medical director for employer strategy at City of Hope. More than 187,000 Californians are diagnosed with cancer annually and thousands of these new cancer patients are misdiagnosed or placed on treatment regimens that are inappropriate or ineffective for their condition. Cancer Patients Bill of Rights includes:Cancer patients have a right to fully understand their diagnosis and be informed about treatment options in culturally appropriate and understandable language.Cancer patients have a right to a transparent and timely process that ensures direct access to an oncology specialist, diagnostic testing and accurate interpretations of those tests.Cancer patients have a right to timely access to cancer subspecialists who have expertise in the treatment of their subtypes of cancers when complex decisions are needed.Cancer patients have a right to direct and prompt access to medical treatments for pain management and other services that support their overall health.Cancer patients have a right to direct access to a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and leading academic medical centers for the management of complex cancers that require multiple experts or high risk or emerging therapies. City of Hope breast cancer survivor Kommah McDowell hailed the Cancer Patients Bill of Rights. McDowell went to City of Hope for a second opinion and treatment after her primary care doctor told her she was too young to have breast cancer despite a painful mass in her right breast. City of Hope breast cancer specialists diagnosed McDowell with two particularly rare and aggressive forms of breast cancer and successfully treated her with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. “All Californians should have access to doctors that specialize in their particular cancer and diagnostic testing from the moment they suspect they might have cancer,” McDowell said. “Fighting for that right is what saved my life and I want other patients to be afforded those rights from the start — it will not only make a difference in their lives but could help save them as well.” More about the proposed bill of rights, along with other resources and patient stories, can be found at the Cancer Care Is Different website unveiled today. Visit cancercarediff.org. About Cancer Care Is Different Cancer Care Is Different is a coalition-based campaign effort with the goal of adopting a cancer patients’ bill of rights and raising awareness of the need to improve cancer care delivery in California. Partners in this effort include City of Hope, California Chronic Care Coalition, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and International Myeloma Foundation. About City of Hope City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHopeTM, a wholly owned subsidiary, was launched in 2019 and is dedicated to serving employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s exceptional cancer expertise. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005991/en/ CONTACT: Letisia Marquez 626-476-7593 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH CONSUMER OTHER HEALTH HEALTHCARE REFORM PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT PHARMACEUTICAL ONCOLOGY MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTH HOSPITALS OTHER CONSUMER STATE/LOCAL PUBLIC POLICY SOURCE: City of Hope Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 28, 2014 1,421 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Growth Rate Hits 20-Month High Next: Income, Inventory Increases Lift October Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending GDP Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending GDP 2014-11-28 Tory Barringer About Author: Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Consumer confidence retreated this month, falling from a seven-year high on a gloomier outlook for what the future will bring.The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence declined to 88.7 in the group’s November reading, according to a report. The drop follows a bump of more than five points in October to a post-recession high of 94.5 (revised to 94.1 in the latest measure).”Consumer confidence retreated in November, primarily due to reduced optimism in the short-term outlook,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board.The index’s component gauging consumer expectations fell nearly seven points this month, decreasing to 87 after a spike in October.According to the Conference Board, consumers in the latest survey were less optimistic about the labor market outlook, reflected in a decline in the share of respondents expecting more jobs in the next six months and an increase of more than 2 percentage points in the share expecting fewer jobs.Americans were also slightly more pessimistic about income growth, with fewer expecting higher wages in the coming months.Meanwhile, the index’s present situation component saw a more moderate decline, falling three points to 91.3.News of the decline in the headline index came on the same day of the Commerce Department’s most recent estimate on economic growth. According to the government’s figures, gross domestic product grew through the third quarter at an annual rate of 3.9 percent, helped partly by an increase in consumer spending.Based on that, analysts for Wells Fargo’s Economics Group say the drop in confidence is nothing to worry about.”[T]his morning’s revision to third quarter GDP indicated a stronger pace of real consumer spending and October’s retail sales report indicated that spending was off to a good start in the fourth quarter,” Wells Fargo economists Mark Vitner and Michael Brown said in a note. “That is hardly the data you would expect if consumers were growing more concerned.”  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Beaney’s Bakery aids fruit firms in crumble challenge

first_imgBeaney’s Bakery in Strood has joined forces with fruit specialists Fourayes Farm and Norman Collett to produce a one-tonne apple and blackberry crumble.The crumble was created for a new Good Food Channel TV show, Monster Munchies. It was pitched against another Kent-based company’s attempt but was crowned winner, at five times the weight of the previous largest fruit crumble recorded by Guinness World Records.The team was given just 24 hours to create the huge dessert, which was judged by a five-strong panel at the finale, held at Brogdale Farm.“We’d like to thank everyone who helped us with the project. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible,” commented team leader Sarah Calcutt, business development manager at Norman Collett. “The past few days have been extremely hectic, from sourcing the ingredients and working out the logistics to the rigorous health and safety checks – not to mention the cooking itself. But it has all been worthwhile and great fun as well.”Fourayes is a manufacturer and supplier of processed fruit and fillings. Norman Collett specialises in marketing top English fruit to the multiple sectors.>>Proper Cornish creates world’s heaviest pastylast_img read more

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Holly Bowling Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Phish’s “Mercury” Rendition From Denver [Watch]

first_imgHolly Bowling played a soldout show this past Thursday at Denver’s Bluebird Theater, ahead of Phish’s three-night run of shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in nearby Commerce City, Colorado. Intertwining Phish and Grateful Dead songs, Bowling brought the heat all night, getting the Denver crowd hyped up for a weekend of music that undoubtedly delivered and made up for the “Curveball blues”.Bowling opened up the show with a deep rendition of Phish’s “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent”, before immediately throwing in some Grateful Dead, transitioning into “Bird Song”. Up next was Phish’s ” The Horse”> “Silent In The Morning” segue, leading way to “The Lizards”, with Holly tickling the ivories and covering the bases of all four Phish masterminds’ instruments on the piano. “The Lizards” led to the Grateful Dead’s “Help On The Way”> “Slipknot!”, before Bowling brought things full circle and ended the first set with “Fly Famous Mockingbird”, bringing closure to “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent” that she opened the show with.After a brief set break, Holly came back out and opened second set with a 22-minute rendition of the psychedelic “Cryptical Envelopment” > “The Other One”, before working her way into the Phish instrumental “Bliss”, which appeared on 1996’s Billy Breaths. A highlight of the evening was Bowling’s playful rendition of “Mercury” which came next, before hopping back into “The Other One” > “Cryptical Envelopment”. Staying with the Dead theme, “Stella Blue” was next, before Bowling brought set two to a close with the badass pairing of “Sand” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower”. Phish’s instrumental “Cars Trucks Buses” served as the evening’s encore, getting Phish fans in the area extra excited to see three nights of their favorite band over Labor Day Weekend.Luckily for fans, Holly Bowling has shared pro-shot video footage of the evening’s “Mercury”. Watch the video below.Holly Bowling – “Mercury” – 8/30/2018[Video: Holly Bowling]You can also listen to full show audio below, courtesy of taper Jeffery Bowling.Holly Bowling  – Bluebird Theater  – 8/30/2018[Audio: Jeffery Bowling]Next up for Holly is a week full of shows, starting tomorrow at Charleston, SC’s Pour House, before heading to Atlanta, GA’s City Winery Thursday, September 6th. Friday evening, Bowling heads back north to Charlotte, NC’s McGlohon Theater followed by a show Saturday, September 8th, at Asheville, NC’s Isis Music. Continuing north, Bowling will play this Sunday, September 8th, at Washington D.C.’s Hamilton. For a full list of Holly Bowling’s upcoming tour dates and tickets to her shows, head to her website.Setlist: Holly Bowling | Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 8/30/2018Set One: Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Bird Song, The Horse > Silent In The Morning, The Lizards, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Fly Famous MockingbirdSet Two: Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Bliss > Mercury > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Stella Blue, Sand > Slipknot! > Franklin’s TowerEncore: Cars Trucks Buseslast_img read more

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Program educates local teens

first_imgSaint Mary’s senior Cat Cleary and junior Laura Corrigan teamed up this semester to work with high school students in South Bend through a program called “Use Your Voice.” They created the program, directed toward teens, to raise awareness about sexual harassment in schools, as well as to improve prevention methods and responsiveness to the issue. After receiving the 2011-2012 Campus Action Project grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Cleary and Corrigan said they used the funds to implement “Use Your Voice” at four high schools in the South Bend Community School Corporation through 60-minute afterschool workshops. “Our goals for this program and this semester are to start a conversation at each of these schools about sexual harassment because dialogue is a great step in the right direction,” Cleary said. “We also know this is a complex issue that needs a coordinated community response, so our goal is for students, teachers, parents and other high school staff to gain knowledge from this.” Cleary said last summer the AAUW polled 1,965 students from grades 7 to 12 about their thoughts and experiences with sexual harassment. According to the survey, 30 percent witnessed online sexual harassment and 44 percent experienced sexual harassment in person. “We know this is a complex issue that needs a coordinated community response, so our goal is for students, teachers, parents and other high school staff to gain knowledge from this,” Cleary said. Cleary and Corrigan said they learned about the Campus Action Project grant through the National Student Advisory Council. They received the grant from AAUW based on a research report they released in November about harassment in schools, specifically grades 7 through 12. Cleary was also appointed as a representative of women at universities across the United States last year, while Corrigan is one of 10 women on the National Student Advisory Council this year. Cleary and Corrigan said they want “Use Your Voice” to raise awareness about sexual harassment and make schools a safer place. “We really want teens to know that they have a safe place to report sexual harassment issues to,” Corrigan said. “Sexual harassment in schools is a preventable issue that students should not have to simply live with.”last_img read more

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