CancerCare is proud to recognize our staff who will be presenting at upcoming conferences and to announce that CancerCare’s Director of Specialized Programs, Marissa Fors, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM, is this year’s recipient of the Social Worker of the Year award by the National Association of Social Workers' New York State chapter!
CancerCare Staff Recognized for Their Achievements in Social Work and Expertise
Celebrating Our Oncology Social Workers This Social Work Month
We are proud of our team of incredible oncology social workers who offer CancerCare clients help and hope, as they cope with the emotional and practical challenges of cancer.
Monthly Staff Feature: NYC and Long Island Offices’ Wigs & Prostheses Clinics
This month, we’re happy to highlight CancerCare’s Wig and Prostheses Clinics for our NYC and Long Island offices and Tonya P., who works as a fitted specialist, assisting clients in accessing free wigs and breast prostheses through in person and virtual clinics.
Addressing Barriers to Care This National Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day
This February, CancerCare recognizes National Cancer Prevention Month, in addition to World Cancer Day on February 4. The theme this year for World Cancer Day is “Close the Care Gap.” While it is important to reflect on the advances in cancer prevention and care – including screenings, early detection services, treatment advances as well as the emotional support available in coping with cancer for individuals and their loved ones – we also recognize the work that must be done to close the gaps in health care disparities.
Monthly Staff Feature: Long Island Office
This month, we’re pleased to highlight CancerCare’s new Long Island regional office and one of CancerCare’s oncology social worker Dina S., who works as the Caregiver Program Coordinator, providing emotional support services to anyone affected by cancer.
CancerCare for Kids Provides Warmth Throughout the Winter
For the last seven years, CancerCare for Kids has provided warmth for families throughout the cold tri-state winters. In December, CancerCare’s social work and facilities teams wrapped up the holiday season, putting together packages of winter accessories, including blankets, gloves, hats and scarves, to send to 130 children and teenagers whose families have been affected by cancer.
Advice from CancerCare Social Workers on Coping With Cervical Cancer
In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, CancerCare oncology social workers, Lauren Chatalian, LCSW, Director of Advocacy, and Sam Fortune, LMSW, Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator, share advice for individuals and their loved ones on coping with cervical cancer.
Monthly Staff Feature: Information Technology
This month, we’re delighted to highlight CancerCare’s Information Technology team and its Senior .NET Application Developer, Mark, who works to ensure our internal and external systems work smoothly and efficiently for our staff and clients.
Year in Review 2022
2022 marked the return to in-person events after a pandemic pause and with it, some exciting new developments for CancerCare. As the world began to open up, we gradually brought back some of our in-person support groups and community programs, when safe to do so, thanks to our master’s-prepared oncology social workers.
Monthly Staff Feature: CancerCare’s New Jersey Office
This month, we’re delighted to highlight CancerCare’s regional New Jersey office and its Operations and Compliance staff member, Ariana, who manages both the compliance program for all of CancerCare and the social service operations for the New Jersey office.