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Pink Fund: Providing Financial Assistance During Breast Cancer Treatment With Founder Molly MacDonald

For individuals with breast cancer, financial toxicity is a significant and often overwhelming part of the fight. Pink Fund is an organization which provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses, including housing, transportation, utilities, and insurance costs, for patients undergoing active treatment for breast cancer, enabling them to focus on healing before returning to the workplace. In this interview, Pink Fund's Founder, Molly MacDonald, shares the story of how she founded the organization, resources for both patients who are experiencing financial toxicity and for clinicians seeking to support their patients, and crucial messages for raising awareness of financial toxicity during cancer treatment.  

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Starting the Conversation About the Cost of Cancer Care With Mateo Banegas, PhD, MPH

At the recent Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California, Dr. Mateo Banegas of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) gave a presentation about the financial toxicity of cancer care, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Banegas shares additional advice for members of the cancer care team on how to engage in conversations about financial costs and well-being with their patients.  

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