ICAN at a Glance
- Remission CoachSM, the Revolutionary Cancer Information Access System for Patients, Physicians, Researchers, and Advocates
- Cancer Patient Advocacy Programs for Each Separate Cancer
- Clinical Trials Advocacy Programs
- Expanded Access Programs and Physician Requests for Single Patient Investigational New Drug (IND) Application for Compassionate or Emergency Use, including FDA Form 1571 (reviewed by FDA's CDER Oncology Drug Products Division)
- Lobbying and Legislation at All Levels
- Legislative Efforts with Leading Medical Organizations
- Analysis of Bottlenecks in the Drug Pipeline
- Advocacy of the Acceleration of Promising New Anticancer Agents
- Public Education about New Anticancer Drugs in the Pipeline
- Joint Efforts with National Cancer Organizations
There are hundreds of different cancers and cancer subtypes, each of which poses unique challenges to treatment. That is why ICAN’s Cancer Patient Advocacy Programs, Clinical Trials Advocacy Programs, Tumor Information Services, and Anticancer Drug Information Services are specifically tailored to each individual patient and are based on the information that the patient’s medical team has documented.
ICAN observes the strictest privacy guidelines so that patients, advocates, researchers and physicians can use the Remission CoachSM website or contact ICAN with complete confidence.
Despite the fact that ICAN does not dispense medical advice, we do provide patient advocacy and empowerment in the form of creative, detailed information as well as treatment options which patients subsequently share with their medical teams in order to make crucial decisions - at key turning points - in their battles for life.
Please call our Volunteer Hotline at 602-861-9642 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Your time is valuable. We will make sure it is used wisely.
From Scottsdale Business and Life - In The Know: Weekday Edition - November 21, 2011
(Phoenix, Ariz.) - International Cancer Advocacy Network President and CEO Marcia K. Horn has announced recruitment efforts for the organization's Advisory Council. Horn says, "Council members work collegially on special events or on fund development targeting specific ICAN cancer programs." Contact Marcia for more information via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (602) 618-0183. ICAN's mission is to assist and empower late-stage cancer patients worldwide with cutting-edge information regarding anticancer drugs in clinical trials. ICAN also provides physician referrals upon request based on patients' reported medical situations.
Horn adds that there are other ways that Scottsdale businesses and individuals can help ICAN with its important work. The organization seeks in-kind donations of new computer equipment and office supplies, office space, and cash donations to enhance ICAN's Patient Services. ICAN also needs web-research interns to serve on the organization's literature update teams.
From Scottsdale Business and Life - In The Know: Weekday Edition - November 14, 2011
(Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane says the Shea corridor has emerged as a destination for cancer patients from around the world who want to extend and improve the quality of their lives. Mayor Lane spoke at a special edition of the Mayor and City Council Breakfast last Tuesday at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. He lauded the "incredible breakthroughs" at the Center, along with those at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. Mayor Lane noted that all three are located on a five-mile stretch of Shea Boulevard.
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials Chief Scientific Officer Daniel Von Hoff, M.D., was keynote speaker at the breakfast. Dr. Von Hoff announced advances in pancreatic research, citing the Center's "Gem-Abraxane" study. Dr. Von Hoff also called recent decreases in annual cancer deaths "good news on the war" on the disease.
Patient advocacy leader Marcia K. Horn echoes the praise for Scottsdale's resources. Horn, President and CEO of the International Cancer Advocacy Network, says, "ICAN has assisted patients in virtually every practice in the Valley over the last 15 years, and we continually emphasize the high quality and dedication of Valley oncologists in providing optimal patient care. The Scottsdale cancer care corridor underscores the very exciting work being done - spanning the gamut from basic research, to drug development, to promising clinical trials." Pharmaceutical Executive recently profiled ICAN as a leader in patient advocacy.
From Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine - October, 2011
Improving Patient Advocacy by Leaps and Bounds. The rise of advocacy groups have helped patients find their voice, but the power to change health profiles remains an elusive goal. By Jennifer Ringler, Associate Editor.
Interview: Marcia K. Horn speaks to Alina Dietrich on the World Epigenetics Summit July 26th - 28th 2011 Boston, MA
Dick Foreman, The Arizona Republic, Opinions Thursday, October 7, 1999 (reprinted with permission)
Unsung heroes are not that hard to find if you keep your eyes open and your idolatry of "rock stars" and "sports personalities" in check.
More difficult to understand is that angels really do exist. This month, I am humbled to even mention her name, because she is an angel and I do not float in that company.
Her name is Marcia Horn. She is the daughter of U.S. Rep. Steve Horn from California. She is also the unrequiting, non-apologetic, stubborn, in-your-face-fighting chief executive officer of the International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery (IFADD) [ed. note: IFADD became ICAN in 2007].
She doesn't just fight the fight, she lives, breathes and dreams to end this evil. Now I know you do not want to talk about it. You may have quit reading this note because you do not wish to even think about cancer.
By doing so, you take Marcia Horn for granted. Because she never stops thinking about it. You should not do that; you should be aware that right now, this second, Marcia is working with some doctor, some fundraiser, some bureaucrat, some politician, some lobbyist, and most important and probably, some victim, helping them in treatment, coping, and living.
Help her or get out of her way. This lady is special. She is an angel. And she will not be denied. She's mad as hell, too. We're all so lucky to have her...