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US Oncology Foundation Becomes Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
Date:1/19/2010

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Oncology Foundation announced today that it is changing its name to the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation. This new name better captures the essence of hope that the organization aspires to provide to cancer patients and their families.

The Foundation's mission is to enhance cancer care in local communities by removing barriers to prevention, education, early detection, treatment and survivorship. Cancer prevention and awareness, financial assistance for every day living expenses, and meaningful programs for cancer survivors are the cornerstones of the mission.

"As cancer patients try to focus on healing, financial struggles often become a new reality," says Lloyd Everson, M.D, Chairman of the Board for the Life Beyond Cancer Foundation and retired medical oncologist. "As patient Diana Quiroz noted, 'It is not difficult to find help with medication or treatment costs but there are very few places that help you pay expenses to keep a roof over your head or keep your family fed.' The Life Beyond Cancer Foundation fills the gap that keeps utilities on, keeps homes from being foreclosed upon and keeps cars from being repossessed. We are proud to fulfill this unmet need for patients across America."

In addition to financial assistance and educational programs, The Li
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