February 2018 Newsletter 

Save-the-date for Consano PDX 2018: September 21, 2018

Get ready for a night of great food, spirits, laughter and inspiration as we celebrate the power of channeling our most difficult experiences to “heal it forward” and help others!

Consano PDX
Friday, September 21st
The Portland Art Museum

Stay tuned to hear who will take home the “2018 Ripples of Hope” award, joining the inspiring ranks of Andy Woods and Lucy, Paul & Cady Kalanithi.

If you or your company wants to get involved, please email us at info@consano.org! We’d love to have you as a part of this magical night.

KGW Coverage on the $40,000 Bryce Olson’s FACTS Honor Fund raised for Precision Medicine Research

KGW shared a great story about Bryce Olson’s FACTS Movement, how precision medicine has helped him defy his “21 months to live” prognosis with Stage IV prostate cancer, and how he raised over $40,000 with his Consano Honor Fund to get more precision medicine to advanced cancer patients at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. And Bryce isn’t stopping there! You can check out his new Honor Fund here. Bryce is the definition of “healing it forward,” channeling his own personal experience to help others!


New projects, new health categories and new academic partners

We are excited to share that we have launched our first project with The George Washington University looking at using a novel new imaging solution to better understand and treat heart failure.

Dr. Mary Lopresti, Director of the Young Women with Cancer Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, just launched a project looking at support for young moms with breast or gynecological cancer.

“There are no published studies looking at providing child care to young women undergoing chemotherapy. Our hope is that we can prove it to be feasible. We want to show that by providing child care, women may have less parenting concerns and distress at a challenging time in their life.”



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