Recipient of Survivor Circle Award at ASTRO Advocates for Cancer Patients

September 4, 2018

Jasan Zimmerman, Recipient of the 2014 Survivor Circle Award

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More than 11,000 of the world’s top cancer doctors and scientists gathered at the 56th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This year’s theme for the four-day event, September 14-17, was “Targeting Cancer: Technology & Biology” and highlighted how technology and biology advance the field and improve patient outcomes and quality of life.      

Jasan Zimmerman, recipient of the 2014 Survivor Circle Award, explains what it means to undergo radiation therapy, and be an advocate for cancer patients.

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IT TOOK ME A REALLY LONG TIME TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH HAVING BEEN SICK, AND I DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT, I DIDN’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT. ONCE I REALIZED THERE IS THIS WHOLE WORLD OF CANCER ADVOCACY OUT THERE, I JUMPED IN HEADFIRST AND GOT REALLY INVOVLED. THE INCREDIBLE THING ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR ME IS SEEING HOW PEOPLE’S LIVES ARE CHANGED. HEARING THE PEOPLE’S STORIES AND HEARING HOW THEIR LIVES ARE CHANGED IS AN AWESOME THING FOR ME AND IT MAKES ME WANT TO KEEP WORKING HARDER AND GOING ON AND ON AND ON.   

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