11/20 #LWWC – Coping Skills for the Holidays

Outside speakers will present various health-related topics including wellness and complementary medicine. For people dealing with any stage of cancer & their caregivers. Light refreshments provided. CRC/CMC Living Well With Cancer Workshop: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm at CRCFL. CMC/CRC Living Well with Cancer Workshop: Meets the 2nd Thursday of the



Bob Riter received AFP award

Please join us in celebrating our very own Bob Riter, as he was presented with the Outstanding Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Leadership Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Fri. Nov. 17, 2017. Click here to see a video of Bob receiving his award, and here to see photos of the event. National Philanthropy Day is



CRC statement regarding health care reform

Those of us personally affected by cancer see proposed changes in health insurance in very concrete terms. The changes aren’t abstractions that may affect us at some point in time in the future. Instead, the changes are very real and will affect our medical and economic well-being when a new law is implemented. The House



Executive Director – Job Posting

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL), a non-profit organization located in Ithaca, New York, is seeking an innovative and experienced Executive Director.  The CRCFL serves over 1000, people a year with a wide variety and range of services.  The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibilities while focusing upon planning, development,



CRC wins “Town-Gown” Award from Cornell

The Cancer Resource Center’s collaboration with the Translator Interpreter Program in Cornell Public Service Center’s was awarded a “ToGo” Award on our project to translate the cultural norms of cancer care in the United States into multiple languages to facilitate communication between patients and their health care providers.



In the News

Cancer Resource Center: Ithaca’s Network of Compassionate Folks Ithaca Times Article By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs For some, it’s a way to honor a friend lost to cancer. For others, it stems from an experience in caregiving. For many, it’s a way to help those who need it most. Whatever the motivation, a quiet, loose network of



Men’s Group Updates

Our first evening men’s group will take place on Tuesday, July 5, at 5:30 at the Cancer Resource Center. And the Men’s Breakfast Club will meet on Friday, July 8, at the Sunset Grill on 96B near the entrance to Ithaca College. (Our usual venue, the Royal Court Restaurant is closed all week).



CRC Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summit

CRC organized a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Ithaca on June 29 in conjunction with Vice-President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Summit which was held simultaneously in Washington, DC. Thank you to our speakers who shared their personal experiences related to cancer from a variety of perspectives – patients, survivors, family members, researchers, community supporters and



CMC Community Partner Award

The Cancer Resource Center was recently honored by Cayuga Medical Center with its 2016 “Community Partnership Award.” It’s a honor that means so much to us. Our partnership with CMC, now in its 10th year, is truly a win-win for both organizations and, most importantly, for those in our community who have been affected by



Annual Celebration and Art Show

Come Celebrate with the Cancer Resource Center Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 5-7 PM Moakley House at 300 Warren Rd. in Ithaca (It’s part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell, close to the intersection of Warren and Hanshaw Rd.) Join us as we celebrate our work, and honor our volunteers and those



Big things come in small packages: Exosomes and Microvesicles

This week’s cancer research seminar Presenters: Prateek Sehgal and Jack Hartman Background material: article – http://www.news.cornell.edu/…/exosome-proteins-predict-canc… video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogS_T_heSQY Note that there is free parking beside Weill Hall after 5:00pm. If you haven’t attended these seminars before, they’re a wonderful opportunity learn about the latest in cancer research (primarily basic science research). The presenters are



Now What? Life After Cancer Treatment

We are pleased to announce our new publication! It was written for people who are completing cancer treatment and are wondering what comes next. The wonderful photos were taken by local resident Sharon Nelson who took them during her own treatment for cancer. Special thanks to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for funding the project. We’ll soon



Dr. Katheleen Reidy to Speak on Jan. 19

The speaker at January’s Living Well with Cancer meeting will be Katheleen Reidy, Ph.D. Dr. Reidy is a local psychologist with considerable experience in working with cancer patients. The Living Well with Cancer Series is co-sponsored by the Cancer Resource Center and Cayuga Medical Center. For more information, contact Monica Vakiner at 277-0960 or Deb



CRCFL Groups

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes offers many support groups, educational groups and wellness groups year round. We also collaborate with other organizations to offer a variety of services (examples; the Cayuga Medical Center, Island Fitness, Cornell University, and more.)          



Fitness During & After Cancer Treatment

An Ithaca College Research Project Ithaca College faculty members and physical therapists, Dr. Jill Mayer and Dr. Kayleigh Plumeau are conducting a research project with several physical therapy students. They are studying the effects of an individualized home exercise program on function and quality of life in cancer survivors. They are looking to identify individuals



Medicinal Mushrooms for Cancer

NOTE: Steve Gabriel will be rescheduled at a later date. Psychologist Kathleen Reidy will speak on Jan. 19. Steve Gabriel will be the speaker at January’s Third Tuesday Gathering. While there is a lot of research on the use of mushrooms medicinally as a supplement for cancer treatment, the right form and process is critical