Cancer Resource Guide
June 24, 2015
Through the voice of cancer patients in the Greater Lafayette area, we found that there is a need to identify local resources for newly diagnosed cancer patients in order to have this information easily accessible and all in one place. The Cancer Culture and Community program, part of the Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University, brought together a number of local individuals to form a coalition of health care providers and advocacy groups to address this unmet need. This resource guide is a result of our findings. Our hope is that this tool will help empower those during their cancer journey, family members and/or caregivers. Please help us to help others by sending information we may have missed, or a resource that needs to be added to Kris Swank at email@example.com. This site may contain links to websites and services outside the Purdue University domain. Purdue University does not endorse, takes no responsibility for and exercises no control over the views or content contained on these independent sites, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on them. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the official views of Purdue University.
- Kris Swank
September 21, 2016
More than Skin Deep Introduction of Medical Humanities @ Purdue broadens the Cancer Culture and Community decade long exploration of the human response to cancer as expressed through the arts and literature. This years theme More than Skin Deep, explores the importance different humanities perspectives on the human experience, medical practice, and scientific technology. A day-long symposium features national humanities experts on current issues in the field of health care and Indiana faculty, researchers, and archivists engaged in programs in the medical humanities. It will also feature special collections and research projects unique to Purdue related to the medical humanities, in particular the psychoactive substance research collection at the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections. The keynote address How Cancer Crossed the Color Line, features Princeton Professor Keith Wailloo who will examine how cultural stereotypes of racialized bodies shape cultural views of cancer risk. Adding personal voices, Tamika Felder, Cervivor and Cancer Advocate Tamika Felder will speak on her experience with Cervical Cancer and as a Cancer Advocate.Read Full Story
October 30, 2015
Award-winning author Dr. Barron H. Lerner will headline the Cancer Culture and Community Colloquium with his lecture titled "Two Doctors, Two Generations: Medical Ethics Then and Now " at Purdue University on Nov. 12.Read Full Story