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Giving Voice to Patients' Concerns // Fighting for Patients' Needs

Featured Programs

Advocacy in Action

Our Advocacy in Action video series is at the forefront of fighting for access to vital treatments and accelerating innovation so the right patient gets the right treatment ... today. We capture our events live at conferences around the world bringing policy makers, patients, caregivers, advocates and healthcare professionals to the conversation and creating decisive calls to action.

Vital Conversations

Vital Conversations is our collection of interviews and discussions that provide an in-depth look and insightful exchange on the leading cancer topics. We’re not just talking here -- we are getting to the heart of the individual, the core of the cancer issue and the most vital information that people need to know.

Living With Cancer

No patient’s life is ever the same after a cancer diagnosis. That’s why our series focuses on more than dealing with cancer – these are the remarkable treatment and survivorship stories of the brave and inspiring men and women who are showing all of us how they are focused, determined … and living with cancer.


Remembering Selma

At the Fifth European Advocacy in Action Forum at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress in Madrid, we asked our friends and supporters to share their special memories of our founder, Selma, and what she has meant to them over the years for their own cancer journey and work within the cancer community.

There's No Such Thing as a Good Cancer

Upon hearing the words, “You have cancer,” many thyroid cancer patients are told not to worry because they have the “good” cancer. Is it the best practice to tell a patient they have a “good” form of cancer?

Advocacy in Action: The Young Adult With Cancer

In honor of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week 2015 #NYACAW15, Vital Options International presents our Advocacy in Action panel from ASCO 2014: The Young Adult With Cancer

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