The following projects were funded by Answer to Cancer.
Patient Care Navigators
"From the moment you call to make an appointment, our cancer care coordination team kicks into high gear, providing you with our experienced Patient Care Navigators that offer their guidance and cancer care knowledge. This support is invaluable as you will have many questions and they understand the stress that comes along with a cancer diagnosis. Let us walk with you in your journey to health and wellness."
Nutritional Counseling Program
Few cancer patients have access to Registered Dietician Nutritionists (RDNs), despite an estimated 80% of patients becoming malnourished at some point during cancer therapy. Malnutrition is associated with poor health outcomes, including decreased tolerance to cancer therapy, greater treatment toxicities, and increased mortality. Dieticians are trained to support each patient’s unique needs during the course of their treatment.
The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System consists of a computerized cooling unit managed through a touch screen display and an attached cooling cap with integrated sensors. Temperature-regulated coolant continuously circulates through specially designed channels in the cooling caps. Unlike other scalp cooling systems, the patented sensors ensure the proper scalp temperature is maintained throughout the treatment.