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Annie Thibault and Gailya Walter at the 2015 ACS Palliative Care Forum in Charleston, SC.

Charleston’s Roper St. Francis Hosts American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Event

CHARLESTON, S.C. —June 10, 2015—The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted a Patient Quality of Life Forum today at Roper St. Francis Cancer Center. The event brought together doctors, lawmakers and patients to build awareness, understanding and dialogue around the importance of palliative care and quality of life for patients living with serious chronic illnesses like cancer.

Palliative care honors patient choice about treatment goals and helps bring the family into the care process. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

“Conquering cancer and other chronic illness is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery,” said Nancy Cheney, ACS CAN director of government relations in South Carolina. “Today provided an opportunity for health care organizations to listen and learn from one another and to share their views and concerns.”

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In case you were unable to attend Wednesday's lecture, below is the video from Dr. James Allison's talk.


Dr. Frank Berger, Renay Caldwell and leaders of the APhA-ASP

The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy's American Pharmacists' Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), under the tutelage of faculty member Dr. David Eagerton, recently raised colorectal cancer awareness in Clinton, SC at their 4th Annual Low Country Boil and Corn Hole Tournament.  This year's event raised $2,800, which was generously donated to the Center for Colon Cancer Research to assist in its research, outreach, and screening programs.  We congratulate the students of APhA-ASP for their creative efforts on behalf of colon cancer advocacy.