September 26, 2013
The Newseum in Washington, DC
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Program
Words Matter. More than a quarter century ago, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship embarked on a mission to change the vocabulary of cancer.
NCCS sought to replace “cancer victim” with “cancer survivor,” a change in terminology that helped bring about a dramatically different notion of the cancer experience. NCCS has built upon this history and is now working to ensure that from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond, improving the quality of cancer care for survivors is a national policy priority. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.650.9127.