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Leukemia and Lymphoma society offers cancer policy workshop

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THE Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is inviting health reporters to its ‘Covering Cancer Policy’ workshop.

The virtual programme is slated to hold from May 17, 2022 to May 18, 2022.

The interactive workshop will help journalists to understand better the obstacles facing cancer patients in their communities.

Journalists and editors covering health can attend the online workshop on cancer reporting.

In the workshop, journalists will receive tangible tools and ideas to help them share patients’ stories, explore policy solutions and hold policymakers accountable.


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The organiser says, “Nearly 17 million people living in the US have a cancer diagnosis — and that figure is expected to increase to 22.2 million by 2030.

“Today, many of those patients are struggling. Nearly half of those in the US facing cancer exhaust their life savings within two years of diagnosis. Too often, patients with exorbitant out-of-pocket costs simply abandon treatment.”

The workshop is free and registration is ongoing. Interested applicants can apply here.

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Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via Botoibhi@icirnigeria.org or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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