Cancer Wellness – A Focus on the Importance of Supportive Care

February 14, 2024, at 12 p.m. EST

Join the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) for a virtual Advocacy Chat on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET!

Previous Advocacy Chats

Each month, a special guest joins COA’s Director of Patient Advocacy & Education, Rose Gerber for a conversation on oncology and advocacy-related topics.

A prepared advocate is an effective advocate. That’s why COA and CPAN are working to provide advocates with the latest information on policy changes. As a new year begins, ensure you have the tools and knowledge you need to advocate for local, affordable cancer care.

View all past chats with full video playback, notes, and session slides.

Previous Advocacy Chats

Each month, a special guest joins COA’s Director of Patient Advocacy & Education, Rose Gerber for a conversation on oncology and advocacy-related topics.

A prepared advocate is an effective advocate. That’s why COA and CPAN are working to provide advocates with the latest information on policy changes. As a new year begins, ensure you have the tools and knowledge you need to advocate for local, affordable cancer care.

View all past chats with full video playback, notes, and session slides.

  • COA’s Crystal Ball for 2023

    January 11, 2023 12:00 pm

    Ted Okon, MBA

    COA's Executive Director Ted Okon, Managing Director Nick Ferreyros, and Director of Patient Advocacy and Education Rose Gerber sat down on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12 p.m. ET for an exciting discussion around expected developments in cancer policy this year.
  • What’s Legal About Cancer? Insurance, Employment, Finances

    December 14, 2022 12:00 pm

    Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq

    On December 14, 2022, COA’s Rose Gerber, MS, Director of Patient Advocacy & Education, and Triage Cancer’s Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq, Chief Operating Officer, discussed important insurance, employment, and financial issues impacting cancer patients.
  • How Cancer Rehabilitation Benefits Patients

    November 9, 2022 12:00 pm

    Alaina Newell, PT, DPT

    Treating your cancer is essential. So is regaining your strength, mobility, and mental ability after treatment. Join CPAN Director of Patient Advocacy and Education Rose Gerber, MS, and guest speaker Alaina Newell, PT, DPT, for a discussion on the importance of cancer rehabilitation on Wednesday, November 9, at 12 p.m. ET.
  • How 340B In Big Health Systems is Hurting Patients

    October 12, 2022 12:00 pm

    Ted Okon, MBA

    The 340B Drug Pricing Program is meant to provide patients in need or patients in poorer areas with access to prescription drugs at significantly discounted prices. Is that what the program accomplishes currently? Join Rose Gerber and her guests Ted Okon and Nicolas Ferreyros on October 12, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET, for a discussion about this federal program gone awry.
  • The Psychosocial Impact of Cancer

    August 10, 2022 12:00 pm

    Lauren Chatalian, MSW, LCSW

    On August 10, 2022, Lauren Chatalian, MSW, LCSW, and Rose Gerber explored the psychosocial impact of a cancer diagnosis on a patient, their family, and friends. Chatalian, the director of advocacy at CancerCare, shared ways to promote effective communication between parents/guardians and children of families impacted by cancer in a developmentally appropriate manner. The chat focused on navigating practical concerns families may experience throughout the cancer continuum, such as loss of income, new health restrictions, and more.