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Each month, will add a new profile of someone who is actively supporting patient efforts to heal, cope, or improve healthcare.

  • Musa Mayer is the author of Examining Myself: One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery and Advanced Breast Cancer: A Guide to Living with Metastatic Disease.

  • Barb ("GrannyBarb") Lackritz, a survivor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, runs, with Art Flatau, the "GrannyBarb and Art's Leukemia Links" website. She is a member of the board of directors of ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources) and the CLL Foundation.

  • Gigi Thorsen founded the Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign to remind people that pediatric cancer has not yet been eliminated.

  • Susan Leclair's involvement comes from the heart, and she teaches her students that lab results are vitally important to real people.

  • Meet Activist Grace Ann Monaco, who helped found the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Medical Care Ombudsman Program.

  • Nurses and patients often share some of the same goals. Meet Activist Gilles Frydman, founder of ACOR, the Association of Cancer Online Resources.

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