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ThyCa NEWS NOTES
We are proud to announce the awarding of six thyroid cancer research grants—three new thyroid cancer research grants, plus three continuation grants, all funded by the patients and families who contribute to ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.
This is the ninth consecutive year in which ThyCa has awarded research grants. Our grants are open to researchers and institutions worldwide. The winning grant proposals were selected by an independent expert panel of the American Thyroid Association, the professional association of research and clinical thyroidologists. Our thanks to the ATA for your ongoing support and collaboration. ThyCa will soon announce further details about the grant awardees and their research projects.
Generous financial support from thousands of contributors makes possible ThyCa’s research grants. Thank you very much to everyone. Together, we are helping advance understanding and research for better management of our cancer as well as cures, toward our dream of a future free of thyroid cancer.
A new test helps determine which patients do not need thyroid surgery when their nodules are suspicious for thyroid cancer, reports a recent study published in New England Journal of Medicine, and noted by the National Cancer Institute.
The test analyzes gene expression when fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is inconclusive, to determine whether a nodule is cancerous. ThyCa'sweb site links to information on this test, the Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis from Veracyte, on the Links page in the Tests and Levels section.
This worldwide observance is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., to promote:
We publish our Honor Roll of Awareness Partners on our web site. We invite you to join in raising awareness. Free materials, including Thyroid Cancer Basics, are available both for Awareness Month and for your year-round efforts. Help someone else become more aware of their thyroid cancer, and of the free support, resources, and events of ThyCa.
Find out how to partner with ThyCa in Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Go to our Awareness page for details.
This October 19 – 21, 2012, you are cordially invited to meet and learn from 31 distinguished physicians, plus numerous other specialists in health, coping skills, practical issues like insurance and employment, as well as hundreds of other thyroid cancer survivors like you.
It's the 15th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, sponsored by ThyCa. Join thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers, and health care professionals and other specialists at the beautiful Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, near Chicago, Illinois.
We’re honored that we’ve already confirmed more than 35 outstanding medical professionals from these 19 institutions :
More About the Conference
Conference Registration is now open! Register early and get the early-bird discount! You can register either online, or by mail. Go to our website's Conferences page to register.
Conference Hotel Rooms are once again $99. Online room reservations are now open at our Conferences page.
The web page also has airline discount and car rental discount information and links.
Praise for the Conference, from last year’s attendees:
Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!
Thank you to eveyone who helped advance knowledge through the Cancer Pain Survey that was posted on www.thyca.org. This survey’s data collection is now complete.
Two more surveys of thyroid cancer patients are available on our website. If you received radioactive iodine (RAI) as part of your thyroid cancer treatment, you're invited to participate. By completing the surveys, you increase understanding and improvements in thyroid cancer care.
Go to our website and look for the surveys on the right side of the home page.
In Memory of Two Volunteers
We are saddened to tell you that two longtime ThyCa volunteers passed away recently.
Rebecca Lord of Maryland was devoted to her family, her community, and to helping others who were coping with difficult situations with their thyroid cancer. She served for many years as Co-Facilitator of the ThyCa Washington, DC, Support Group, as well as leader of sessions at many ThyCa workshops and the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference.
Clayton Twigg of Ohio was diagnosed in 1997 with anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), and through a clinical trial, exceptional doctors, and his wife Rose's Chicken Soup, he defied the stated prognosis, and went on to check numerous things off of his bucket list, one item at a time. Clayton’s ATC was cured; a few months ago he had developed other medical issues unrelated to ATC. Clayton and Rose were remarkable pioneers and people who paved the way for many.
We are privileged to have known Clayton and Rebecca. We plan to add further tributes to Clayton and Rebecca in our newsletter.
Patients, caregivers, and health care professionals in 96 countries are now receiving ThyCa’s free education, support services, and mailed materials. Our web site has information and downloadable materials in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish.
Free Newsletter and Guestbook
We want to help you stay connected and informed. Our mission is to be there for every person affected by thyroid cancer.
If you haven’t already signed up, we invite you to sign up today: www.thyca.org/guestbook.htm
Every Day: Free Webinars
All 6 webinars are available, free, anytime at www.thyca.org/news/webinars.htm
Every Week: Meet and Learn
Texas Workshop Held on July 21
We are pleased to announce that Theresa Wickerham of Missouri is now the Assistant to the Executive Director. ThyCa created this position to help support ThyCa’s continuing growth and reach of services and outreach. Theresa will serve in a variety of capacities, all designed to strengthen our programs and services to respond to you and your needs.
A thyroid cancer survivor of more than 30 years, Theresa has been involved in ThyCa since 2000, when she came to the 3rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. She started and continues to co-facilitate the ThyCa St. Louis Support Group and has organized Midwest Workshops. She also co-hosted the 2008 Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri, and has led numerous roundtables at the Conferences.
Slice the corn kernels off the cobs. (Cobs can be used to make stock) In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the corn and cook until translucent—about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir for a minute. Add balsamic vinegar, tomatoes and green onions, and cook for another minute. Remove from stove, cool, and chill.
Makes 6 servings
Thank you, Lily, for contributing this recipe. We will include it and the other recipes you sent us, in the next edition of ThyCa’s FREE Downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook.
Free and Downloadable
Download the 7th edition of the Low-Iodine Cookbook in English for free, with more than 340 favorite recipes from more than 150 generous volunteers.
The Cookbook is also available in:
Please remember, while you’re welcome to download and print the entire free low-iodine cookbook, you can also print just the pages you need.
This free cookbook is a wonderful help when you’re preparing to receive radioactive iodine for treatment or testing. All the recipes are favorites of some of our ThyCa volunteers, who are sharing them with everyone, to make the low-iodine diet easy and tasty. The recipes are also great for family meals and for potlucks, any time.
Help us sustain, strengthen, and extend our services. We invite you to become a member of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Your membership dues will support ThyCa's efforts to reach and serve other survivors and their families around the world. Members receive our Membership Messenger newsletter.
Membership is open to everyone worldwide. You may become a 1-year ThyCa member ($25), 2-year member ($45), or lifetime member ($225). For our online Membership Form and our mailed Membership Form, go to our Membership page.
Every day, thousands of people with thyroid cancer, and their families, receive support, education, and hope from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. Your generous support, in the time you give and in financial contributions, is what makes it possible to sustain, strengthen, and expand our services and outreach.
It only takes a minute to volunteer your time by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or to make a donation online in support of ThyCa's work (or you are welcome to donate by mail to ThyCa, P.O. Box 964, Chesterfield, MO 63006-0964), so click here to give.
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Thank you to our writing, editing, and proofreading team for this issue: Leah Guljord, Pat Paillard, Barb Statas, Lily W., Cherry Wunderlich, and Gary Bloom.
The information in this newsletter is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted, as medical advice or directions of any kind. Readers are advised to consult their own medical doctor(s) for all matters involving their health and medical care.\
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #52-2169434) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. Contact us for free awareness materials and information about our free services and special events. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org call toll-free at 1-877-588-7904, fax 1-630-604-6078, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, or visit our website.