Michael’s Mission and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health
at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Announce the Launch of The Patient and Family Support Program for Colorectal Cancer Patients
August 1, 2013
Michael’s Mission and The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health have joined forces to create The Patient and Family Support Program. The program will launch through the Jay Monahan Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Eligible colorectal cancer patients and caregivers are invited to participate in the program to help cope with the emotional challenges of living with cancer. The goal of the pilot program is to provide patients and families direct access to an oncological social worker extensively trained in helping people better manage psychological issues that arise during treatment.
Michael’s Mission partners with the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
|Michael’s Mission is proud to announce our partnership with The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF). JAJF is a national 501(c) (3) that treats families facing the loss of their young Mom or Dad to WOW! Experiences®…..a timeout together as a family away from their late stage cancer to fabulous destinations to create cherished, lasting memories…while they can. Michael’s Mission will provide JAJF with funding to treat more young Moms and Dads facing late stage colorectal cancer to their own WOW! Experience. Click here to read more.|
The mission of Cook for Your LIFE is to improve the health of people touched by cancer by giving them the practical knowledge, tools and inspiration to cook their way through treatment and into healthy survivorship. Michael’s Mission is proud to announce a new partnership with Cook for Your Life on our Cooking Toward the Cure initiative. In addition, Cook for Your Life will be providing invaluable resources related to nutrition and colorectal cancer. Michael’s Mission looks forward to a fruitful relationship with CFYL.
|COOKING TOWARD THE CURE|
If you are a colorectal cancer survivor, or the loved one or care-giver of a person living with colorectal cancer, Michael’s Mission needs your help in the kitchen…..
As we redesign our website, we will be including a monthly “cookbook” feature to help colorectal cancer patients feel better through the warmth, sustenance and comfort of food.
We are collecting recipes that were helpful to you or your loved one during treatment. Perhaps there was a smoothie that was filled with nutrients to give you strength, or a favorite chicken soup that brought back fond memories of your childhood. We want to hear your stories and feature your recipes on our website. (click here to learn more)
Research Funding- Michael’s Mission is proud to report our first research grant. Title: Phase IIIB Study of Regorafenib in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have progressed after standard therapy. Details: Study sponsored by Bayer for expanded access to regorafenib, which recently showed an improvement in survival in heavily pre-treated patients and is now up for FDA approval. Funding: To assist with start-up costs to enable Weill Cornell Medical College- New York Presbyterian to open the study at the hospital, in advance of other NYC hospitals Timing: Study was launched on August 1, 2012. Ten patients have enrolled and are receiving the study drug. Update: On September 27, 2012, the FDA approved Regorafenib. The patients enrolled in our trial will continue to be supported until the drug is commercially available.
Connect- Goes Live! Cancer Connect is a platform for patients and their families to connect with each other, share experiences, and provide needed support to one another. Please visit us under Connecting with Others. More to come on Patient Services Programs currently underway.