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CCM Founder Featured in “Living Well Beyond Cancer” Video

CCM founder Dr. Bernard Bandman was interviewed about communication with healthcare providers; self-advocacy; and “survivorship as opportunity” for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s “Living Well Beyond Cancer” video series. Dr. Kenneth Miller, Director of the Lance Armstrong Survivorship Program at Dana Farber, interviewed leading experts on issues that survivors face as they transition from active […]

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CCM’s Medical Humanist Model Discussed in U.K.’s Postgraduate Medical Journal

Celia Engel Bandman’s discussion of her medical humanist work, “A Medical Humanist Says Goodbye,” which originally appeared in the July 9, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was cited by Dr. John Launer in the October 2008 issue of the London-based Postgraduate Medical Journal. In his article, “Learning Humanity,” Launer […]

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CCM Founder Serving on Newly Formed National Psychosocial Cancer Care Alliance

CCM’s Executive Director, Dr. Bernard Bandman, is serving on the Education and Awareness Committee at the Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Cancer Care. Formed to advance the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s 2008 report on “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Healthcare Needs,” the alliance is composed of healthcare professionals and advocacy groups […]

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“Patients As Real Time Teachers” Published in the Journal of Cancer Education

CCM founders co-authored an article highlighting the perspectives of the four patients featured in their award-winning Advanced Cancer video. The article covers these patients’ thoughts on such subjects as: the impact of illness on their sense of self; family relationships; expectations of doctors; barriers to communication; spiritual issues; and issues surrounding death and dying.

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Medical Humanist Pilot Program Featured on NPR’s “The Health Show”

CCM founders Celia Engel Bandman and Bernard Bandman appeared with oncologist Dr. Lidia Schapira on NPR’s ”The Health Show” to discuss barriers to communication between doctors and patients, as well as their experience implementing a “Medical Humanist” program at a regional cancer center, where Ms. Bandman worked to integrate effective communication into day-to-day medical practice.

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