Area cancer survivors are invited to enroll in a focus group to be held this January to share details about their experience and needs as a cancer survivor.
The Reno Cancer Survivor Focus Group, the first in a series of eight to be held statewide, is hosted by Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC), a Reno-based nonprofit focused on cancer prevention and early detection, education, and advocacy.
The focus group is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Reno. All cancer survivors over 18 years old are invited to enroll, and 14 of those enrolled will be invited to participate. Participants will each receive a $20 Visa gift card for their time.
“We know that cancer survivors have a complex set of needs ranging from physical and emotional, to financial, legal, and beyond,” said Kristen Power, communications director at NCC. “The best way for us to truly understand those needs is by talking to cancer survivors. Everything we learn during these focus groups will help NCC and our coalition partners to develop programs and resources to support cancer survivors in Nevada.”
Focus group organizers are looking for a diverse group of participants, including those with: different stage of cancer at diagnosis; different types of cancer; recurrence or secondary cancers; varying phase of treatment or time since last treatment.
Enrollment for the Reno focus group is open through Jan. 6, 2017, and participants will be notified of selection to participate by Jan. 11, 2017.
For more information or to enroll visit http://nevadacancercoalition.org/focusgroup/.