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THE PATIENT VOICE
 
CONQUER™ magazine is the premier forum for patients with cancer initiated by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). CONQUER features articles written by and for patients with cancer, survivors, nurse navigators, and other oncology team members. This magazine addresses the issues that patients, their family members, and caregivers face every day in an easy-to-read format. Issues include interviews with patients with cancer, information on access to care, and articles on lifestyle topics such as nutrition, stress management, personal finance, and legal and employer issues.
CONQUER also features patient stories that are nominated for the AONN+ HERO OF HOPE™ award, which will be presented at the AONN+ Annual Conference. All stories are compiled in a special issue of CONQUER at the end of the year.
 
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Submit an article or article ideas to editorial@conquer-magazine.com to be published in a future issue of CONQUER™.
Articles/ideas could include:
Financial planning, Survivorship, Caregiver issues, Employer conversations, Nutrition, Patient Stories, Development and talking to your healthcare team, Coping with side effects, Prevention, Management and treatment of specific tumor types, Including, but not limited to: Gastrointestinal cancers, Melanoma, Pediatric cancers, Lung cancer, Hematologic malignancies, Colorectal cancer, Breast cancer and Neuroendocrine cancer.
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BRAIN CANCER, OUR STORIES, PEDIATRIC CANCERS - AUGUST 18, 2015

How One Young Man’s Brain Tumor Launched a Movement: Matthew Zachary’s Journey

By: Caroline Helwick

 

Matthew Zachary was anticipating a career as a concert pianist and composer, hoping to emulate great composers. A diagnosis of brain cancer altered those plans, but launched a different dream so big that it inspired an entire youth movement.
 
Matthew’s talent for music was evident from the age of 10. At 19, he composed a piano symphony as part of his graduate school application. He was going to be mentored by Jerry Goldsmith, his idol, at the University of Southern California, when his life took a frightening turn.
 

FINANCIAL / SUPPORT SERVICES, PEDIATRIC CANCERS - AUGUST 18, 2015

Financial Challenges for Childhood Cancer Survivors

 

By: Tracy Wright

 

Although the incidence of childhood cancer has been increasing over the past 30 years, advances in treatment have also led to increased survival rates.
 
“The overall 5-year survival rate for pediatric cancers is now about 83%. More and more of these patients are living into adulthood,” says Emily Mueller, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.