We are pleased to announce the winners of Celgene’s 2016 Innovation Impact awards: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) and Worldwide Breast Cancer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Taking it to Church: Enhancing Myeloma Knowledge and Access to Latest Treatments in Black Communities is a collaborative pilot program developed with the The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) designed to increase access to expert care and improve quality of life for people with myeloma in black communities. The program will: 1) heighten awareness of myeloma; 2) increase knowledge about the disease and treatment; 3) provide information and resources that will empower patients to seek novel treatments and enroll in clinical trials in a timely manner; and 4) encourage patients and caregivers to use a new, sustainable support infrastructure.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered’s Project Plural: Peer Navigation Leveraged for Rural Populations Project Plural will address a large unmet need to improve informed medical decision-making, access to and uptake of expert-recommended medical services and increased participation in research by delivering expert-reviewed, actionable health information, resources, peer support, and provider referrals to people affected by, or at high risk for hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers (HBOC) living in rural communities who lack access to these resources.
Worldwide Breast Cancer’s #KnowYourLemons Breast Cancer Global Education Platform will build upon a successful print campaign and through an engaging mobile app and website, help people around the world find breast cancer sooner by overcoming literacy, fear and taboos through proven, clever visuals.