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ASTRO, SAMFund join to promote cancer survivorship
Date:7/2/2012

As part of an initiative to give back to the cancer communities in the cities visited during its annual scientific meetings, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is partnering with the Surviving And Moving Forward: The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer to raise awareness of cancer survivorship issues.

The SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer will work with ASTRO by participating in the Survivor Circle exhibit at ASTRO's 54th Annual Meeting, scheduled for October 28-31, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. The Survivor Circle was created to recognize those living with a diagnosis of cancer. This year, it will focus on the programs offered by Boston-area cancer organizations helping patients and their families cope with this disease. Within the Survivor Circle, there is a place for attendees to learn more about the SAMFund for Young Adult Survivors of Cancer. The SAMFund received this opportunity, along with a $10,000 grant, through the Survivor Circle Grant Program. They were one of two groups chosen from the applications received this year.

"The SAMFund is an outstanding organization that helps young adult cancer survivors whose lives have been financially impacted by cancer treatment," Michael Steinberg, MD, FASTRO, ASTRO President, said. "We must remember how these tough economic times can take a stressful toll on the sick and the recovering. Thankfully, organizations like the SAMFund help provide financial assistance to young cancer survivors, so that they may lead normal lives post-treatment. I am pleased to have this organization as part of the Survivor Circle."

"We are honored and grateful to receive this grant from ASTRO," Samantha Watson, the SAMFund's Executive Director and founder, said. "The financial impact of cancer treatment on young adults is one that is not often discussed but is arguably the most devastating. The piles of medical and other ongoing bills, together with depleted savings accounts and skyrocketing insurance premiums, make it close to impossible for young adults to consider moving forward with their lives. The SAMFund is proud to support them as they begin to take steps towards regaining their financial health and achieving the goals they set for themselves."


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Contact: Beth Bukata
bethb@astro.org
703-839-7332
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Source:Eurekalert

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