National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
March 23, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 6


Free Telephone Workshop Series for Cancer Survivors

The eighth annual telephone workshop series, “Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer,” begins this spring. This four-part series offers cancer survivors, their families and friends, and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends.

The series is presented by CancerCare, in collaboration with NCI, LIVESTRONG, the Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

Part I, which takes place on April 13, is titled “Trouble Sleeping? Sleep Better to Feel Better: Tips You Can Use.” Faculty for this program includes Dr. Elizabeth D. McKinley of Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel of the University of California, San Diego, and Dr. Stewart B. Fleishman of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.

The workshops are free; no telephone charges apply. To register, visit the CancerCare Web site. All workshops will take place on Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. The remaining three workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Part II: “Communicating with Your Health Care Team After Treatment: Making the Most of Your Visit,” May 18
  • Part III: “Survivorship and Workplace Transitions,” June 22
  • Part IV: “Survivors Too: Communicating With and Among Family, Friends and Loved Ones,” July 13

Print Your Own Copies of Selected NCI Patient Education Booklets

NCI publishes over 180 patient education resources in English and Spanish. You can read these publications online, order printed copies, or print your own booklets. If ordering limits prevent you from receiving enough copies of NCI’s six most popular booklets, there is a new print option available. Contents & Covers allows you to print and assemble a selection of publications when you need them. Available booklets include:

Contents & Covers publications are formatted for easy copying on 8.5x11 inch paper. Print both the cover and the contents of a publication, or print just the contents and order color covers in packs of 25 from NCI. The Contents & Cover option eliminates shipping costs and the need for storage. Printing instructions and information about NCI education materials are available on the NCI Publications Locator Web site.