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December 16, 2019 | Chicago’s WGN Radio 720 interview with Dana Dornsife and Lazarex patient Theresa Staten Host Anna Daviantes talks clinical trials, Lazarex programs and recent efforts to get a bill in Illinois signed into law. Forward to 59:08 to hear the Lazarex interview.

December 5, 2019 | Lazarex Cancer Foundation receives Danville Community Service Award. Founder Dana Dornsife accepts the award.

November 13, 2019 | NCCS Presents 4th Annual Ellen L. Stovall Award to Dr. Harmar Brereton and Dana Dornsife for Their Innovation and Dedication to Cancer Survivors Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), a cancer survivor, presented the award to his constituent, Mrs. Dornsife. View the video honoring Dana Dornsife, Cancer Advocacy Innovator, at the award ceremony.

November 3, 2019 | Tri-Valley Hero: Danville’s Dana Dornsife, improving access to clinical trials The Pleasanton Weekly honors Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s Founder and Board Chair Dana Dornsife with the Role Model award at the Tri-Valley Heroes Awards Ceremony

October 30, 2019 | Lazarex Cancer Foundation is featured on PBS Newshour: Why minority representation in medical research is a matter of life and death. The country’s diversity is becoming ever greater, but medical research that could benefit the populace is not keeping pace. Special correspondent Cat Wise has the story.

October 8, 2019 | Cancer patients often need this one basic thing to participate in clinical trials The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Marie McCollough interviews Lazarex Cancer Foundation Founder Dana Dornsife about the foundations’s initiatives in Philadelphia.

September 30, 2019 |Wrapping Up the Lazarex Gala
Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s “Treasure the Moments” gala was a memorable evening for everyone who attended. With a full house of more than 200 guests, the event raised $291,980 (net) due to very generous and spirited giving! Read the RECAP here. Check out gala photos here.

September 21, 2019 |Lazarex Gala “Treasure the Moments”
Join us at Garré Vineyard & Winery in Livermore, CA .

September 12, 2019 |Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s founder Dana Dornsife receives Diablo Magazine’s “Agents of Change” Award. View photos here.

September 5, 2019 | Lazarex Development Manager Erin Miller sits down with AMGEN and The Washington Post Live to discuss IMPACT and clinical trials. Content from Amgen Oncology: Accelerating Discovery

August 2019 | Newsletter

August 27, 2019 | New Texas law will help cover some costs for cancer treatment patients Lazarex VIP (Very Important Patient) Charmaine Sarpong and Founder Dana Dornsife speak with Fox 4 Dallas reporter Dionne Anglin about the legislation in Texas that is effective 9/1 and will help 10’s of thousands of the state’s cancer patients gain access to clinical trials.

August 23, 2019 | Diablo Magazine Announces its 2019 AGENTS of CHANGE, 23 innovators, movers and shakers, and groundbreakers who are blazing trails in the East Bay and beyond. Dana Dornsife is among the honorees to be recognized at a reception on September 12, 2019.

August 7, 2019 | NCCS Announces 2019 Stovall Award Honorees, Dr. Harmar Brereton and Dana Dornsife. Read the press release here.

August 6, 2019 | The Hidden Costs of Cancer Lazarex Cancer Foundation founder Dana Dornsife talks with Ann Pietrangelo about the costs associated with clinical trials.

July 30, 2019 | Leveling the Playing Field for Cancer Clinical Trials Founding IMPACT sponsor, AMGEN, welcomes Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s Dana Dornsife to their headquarters campus.

June 2019 | Newsletter

June 19, 2019 | “The Cancer Problem That No One’s Talking About”: The Cost of Traveling to Clinical Trials
Dana Dornsife, the founder of one such organization, called the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, spoke on Good Day DC yesterday morning about how these financial barriers are “the cancer problem that no one’s talking about.”

June 18, 2019 | Disrupting the System ll
Lazarex Cancer Foundation hosted some of the biggest disruptors and innovators in oncology, patient advocacy and public policy to discuss making cancer research more accessible to ALL patients. View the video here. View the RECAP here.

June 18, 2019 | Good Day DC: Lazarex Cancer Foundation Interview
FOX 5’s Holly Morris sits down with Jackie Hinckley, a patient being helped by the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, and founder, Dana Dornsife.

June 18, 2019 | Legislative Victory for Texas Cancer Patients
Lazarex Cancer Foundation applauds Texas lawmakers for passing a law to break barriers to cancer clinical trials and provide equal access to potentially life-saving breakthrough medical advancements.  

June 11, 2019 | Child diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 3 years after doctors said she was OK
Cancer robbed Ellie of her hair but not her life. She is now 8 and a survivor. Lazarex Cancer Foundation helps Ellie’s family with travel expenses for trips to New York for her treatment.

June 10, 2019 | Dr. Hala Borno on Addressing Disparities in Access to Prostate Cancer Care
Cancer Network spoke with Hala Borno, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, about addressing the disparities in access to clinical trials and treatments for patients with prostate cancer.

June 5, 2019 | Building trust is key to improving diversity in clinical trials
At BIO Tuesday, panelists discussed the lack of racial, ethnic and gender diversity in clinical trials and its potential implications… the panel included Lazarex Cancer Foundation founder Dana Dornsife...

June 4, 2019 | How Cultural Competence Could Help Boost Diversity in Clinical Research
If studies lack diversity, we’ll lack a clear picture of whether a treatment will work in all populationsDana Dornsife, founder of Lazarex Cancer Foundation, acknowledged that there is no one-size-fits-all solution…

June 2019 | Overcoming Financial Barriers to Clinical Trials Enrollment
The Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness hosted a Washington, DC policy panel discussion on May 14 to explore the issue. Laura Evans Manatos of Lazarex Cancer Foundation was one of the four panelists.

June 2019 | Community, University, Industry Partner to Boost Minority Recruitment
A community-based initiative in West Philadelphia is blazing a trail for minority involvement in cancer trials, and academia and industry are signing on for the ride. See pages 1 & 5.

May 30, 2019 | USC researchers offer financial aid to increase participation in clinical trials
Researchers depend on a wide variety of people signing up for clinical trials, so they can get the most diverse results. But participating in research can be time-consuming and costly… Lazarex Foundation provides the funding…

May 2019 | Newsletter

May 24, 2019 | Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and …

May 23, 2019 | Navigating trial enrollment roadblocks for underrepresented populations
Dana Dornsife, founder of Lazarex Cancer Foundation, which is partnering on the IMPACT study, said in a statement, “The potential benefits of clinical …

May 22, 2019 | Lazarex Foundation Works To Achieve Minority Equity In Cancer Clinical Trials
Clinical Informatics News. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation is working to sustainably achieve minority equity and increased enrollment in cancer clinical trials nationwide by …

May 14, 2019 | Greenphire partners with Lazarex to ease oncology trial reimbursement
Lazarex partners with Greenphire to implement the latter’s ClinCard reimbursement technology to improve patient participation in oncology trials.

May 13, 2019 | Greenphire Forms Strategic Partnership with Lazarex Cancer Foundation to Support Its Oncology ...
Lazarex Cancer Foundation covers the costs for patients seeking to participate in oncology clinical trials, including airfare, ground transportation and …

May 13, 2019 | UCSF launching effort to make clinical trials more accessible
KTVU San Francisco. Dr. Kim Rhoads, Director of the UCSF Office of Community Engagement, and Dana Dornsife, founder of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation were guests ...

May 4, 2019 | In Brief USC and UCSF join Lazarex in IMPACT program to increase diversity in trials
The Cancer Letter Publications USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center joined a program with Lazarex Cancer Foundation …

May 1, 2019 | 89.3 KPCC Take Two
USC Clinical Trials You can start full episode at the top and fast forward to about 22:00 to hear Erin’s interview. The page also has a small blurb about IMPACT if you scroll down.

May 1, 2019 | Pierde la salud, su hogar y aunque gana una batalla, todavía teme por su familia | La Opinión
Clara Salas siempre había sido una mujer trabajadora e independiente, dedicada a mantener a sus cuatro hijos ya que es madre soltera. No obstante, hace dos años recibió un golpe devastador.

April 30, 2019 | USC Norris Launches Diversity-Driven Study Among Clinical Trial Participants
She is also the namesake of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “With more than 1.5 million people receiving a …

April 29, 2019 | USC Norris Launches Breakthrough Program to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials
IMPACT (IMproving Patient Access to Cancer Clinical Trials) is a first-of-its-kind program combining financial reimbursement, outreach, and …

April 29, 2019 |USC Norris launches study to increase diversity among clinical trial participants
She is also the namesake of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “With more than 1.5 million people receiving a …

April 26, 2019 |Leveraging technology and digital tools to (finally) increase diversity in clinical trials
The nonprofit Lazarex Cancer Foundation is collaborating with University of California, San Francisco on a three-year study to improve cancer clinical …

April 2019 | Newsletter

April 16, 2019 | UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials
UC San Francisco is collaborating with the nonprofit Lazarex Cancer Foundation on a three-year study to identify ways to improve cancer clinical trial ...

April 10, 2019 | Unique Charity Helps Cancer Patients Find And Access Clinical Trials
The mission of Lazarex Cancer Foundation is to give every person the … A fundraiser, Lazarex Impact 5.44k, is scheduled for April 27, 2019. Basically …

March 20, 2019 | KOIT Today’s World
Sue Hall speaks with members of Lazarex Cancer Foundation helping patients participate in Clinical Trials.

February 18, 2019 | Executive Provides Mentorship and Promotes Diversity at Genentech
Kenkare-Mitra sits on the board member of the Genentech Foundation, which is one way that she has been able to drive attempts to improve diversity at the Bay Area company

February 2019 | Newsletter

January 9, 2019 | ASCO policy statement targets financial barriers to clinical trial participation
A policy statement issued by ASCO emphasizes the importance of increasing participation in cancer clinical research trials and outlines recommendations to improve access for underserved populations.

December 11, 2018 | Amgen Contributes to Nonprofit to Support Greater Diversity in Clinical Trials
Amgen’s contribution will go to Lazarex’s IMPACT (IMproving Patient Access to Cancer Clinical Trials) program, which is focused on improving patient enrollment, retention, minority participation and equitable access in oncology trials. The Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s mission is to improve patient access to those trials.

December 10, 2018 | Amgen And Lazarex Cancer Foundation Team Up To Allow More Diversity In Clinical Trials

December 10, 2018 | NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit Examines Disparities in Cancer Care and Explores Solutions
“Cancer care practices are improving every day, but we have to work … said Dana Dornsife, Chairman and Founder, Lazarex Cancer Foundation.

November 5, 2018 | Legislative Efforts to Pay Trial Participants Pay Off

November 2, 2018 | New PA law hopes to break down ‘financial barrier’ for cancer patients seeking clinical trial care

October 31, 2018 | Working to help cancer patients afford treatment in Pennsylvania…

October 18, 2018 | 2 Major Victories For Cancer Patients Nationwide As Bills Promoting Equal Access To Cancer Trials Become Law

October 5, 2018 | The Gift of Time: A conversation between sisters.
Erin, who lost her husband Mike, and Erin’s sister, Dana, share the deeply emotional experiences and daunting medical logistics of loving someone through a terminal illness. 

October 2018 | Newsletter

September 28, 2018 | Orinda Resident Once Again Cycles to Help Breast Cancer Victims – pg 9

September 23, 2018 | Concordia Summit: Recorded Interview with Dana Dornsife of Lazarex Cancer Foundation

September 21, 2018 | Lazarex Annual Report 2017

September 13, 2018 | Multiple Financial Barriers Impede Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials, According to New ASCO Policy Statement

September 12, 2018 | Actionable Advice and Resources for Knocking Down Obstacles to Trial Participation w Dana Dornsife

August 24, 2018 | Easy Money Podcast Episode 63: Cancer Patients Access Clinical Trials with Dana Dornsife and Mike Snyder

August 18, 2018 | Give Cancer the Boot Beach Party fundraiser

August 13, 2018 | Massachusetts considers bill aimed at improving patient reimbursement for clinical trial expenses

July 11, 2018 | Laura’s Ride Atlantic Coast – Cycling for a Cause

June 27, 2018 | 2019 LHHS Appropriations Bill Calls for NCI Pilot Program to Improve Patient Access to Cancer Trials

June 26, 2018 | WUSA9 TV Interview with Lazarex Patient Linda Avis about Inflammatory Breast Cancer and her Clinical Trial Treatment

May 21, 2018 | Lazarex Cancer Foundation joins Concordia as a 2018 Programming Partner

May 2018 | Newsletter

May 7, 2018| Lazarex coordinates meetings among lawmakers and oncology’s best and brightest to spark action

April 29, 2018 | Team Lazarex at the Big Sur International Marathon

April 21, 2018 | Lazarex IMPACT 5.44k

March 2018 | Newsletter

February 01, 2018 | Lazarex: New FDA Guidance Means Hope For Cancer Patients

January 29, 2018 | Voices of Cancer Research

January 19, 2018 | Lazarex Cancer Foundation Reception in Washington DC!

January 2018 | Newsletter

December 3, 2017 | Sun Chronicle Guest column: Getting cancer patients to clinical trials helps everyone

November 2017 | Newsletter

November 3-4, 2017 2017 Reebok Ragnar Napa Relay

October 23, 2017 ASCO Connections article Equitable Access to Cancer Clinical Trials: Erasing the Stigma of Undue Inducement

October 17, 2017 | Annual Report 2016

October 7, 2017 Lazarex on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

October 5, 2017 | Meet our Executive Director

October 4, 2017 Programs in Massachusetts helping patients pay for health care

September 27, 2017 Lazarex on the The Doctors: Exclusive: ‘Flip or Flop’ Contractor’s Cancer Fight

September 20, 2017 Web MD Connecting People to Clinical Trials

August 20, 2017 | Lazarex with ‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Connecting Cancer Patients With Life-Saving Clinical Trials

August 9, 2017 | Bay Area Organization Brings Cutting Edge Hope to Cancer

August 8, 2017 | East Bay Times Benefêtes: Lazarex Cancer Foundation of Danville raises more than $200,000 at gala

August 5, 2017 2017 Lazarex Anniversary Gala – The Power of 10

August 2017 | Newsletter

July 17, 2017 | KCRA 3 News Report on Lazarex Cancer Foundation patient Brittani Powell

July 6, 2017 | Bar Con Episode 7, benefits Lazarex

June 26, 2017 Laura’s Ride North, fight breast cancer, benefits Lazarex

June 2-3, 2017 | Reebok Ragnar PA Relay

June 2017 | Newsletter

May 25, 2017 | Jon and Kim Against Cancer

April 30, 2017 Big Sur International Marathon

April 16, 2017 | Team Cancer Sucks, Fundraising Rock Stars

April 6, 2017 | Newsletter

February 2017 | Newsletter

December 31, 2016 | December 31, 2016 “Don’t Look Back” New Year’s Eve Bash: View Photos Here

November 2016 | Be Someone’s Hope Campaign: See our campaign page

November 4-5 2016 | Reebok Ragnar Napa Valley: When Friends Band Together, Great Things Are Possible

October 19, 2016 | Initiative Supports Cancer Patients in US Clinical Trials

October 9, 2016 | United Airlines Family Day: The 2016 happening relived

October 3, 2016 | Alamo Today News: Lazarex Cancer Foundation Giving Life a Chance

October 3, 2016 | Danville Today News: Lazarex Cancer Foundation Giving Life a Chance

October 2016 | The Lazarex Un-event Event

October 2016 | Newsletter

September 29, 2016 | Governor Brown Signs into Law the California Cancer Clinical Trials Program

September, 2016 | Annual Report 2015

September 2016 | Lab Tour at UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Research for Lazarex Donors

July 1, 2016 ABQ cancer patient joins ‘moonshot’ in D.C

June 21, 2016 | Contra Costa: Friends on cross-country bike ride in memory of cancer victim

June 8, 2016 | Lazarex Cancer Foundation President Meets with Executive Director of the Cancer Task Force

March 22, 2016 | Around San Ramon: Old Spokes to ride across U.S. against cancer

March 14, 2016 | Clinical Trial Q&A: PhRMA Interview with Dana Dornsife

March 2, 2016 | Out There: A Yogathon Seva Party to Benefit Cancer Patients

March 2016 | Event Yoga Reaches Out – Bay Area Yogathon 2016: view Yogathon photos here