WHAT IS CANCERCON?
CancerCon® is Stupid Cancer's annual 4-day gathering that brings together hundreds of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health professionals to build community and connect adolescents and young adults to critical resources. With no judgments or stigma, at CancerCon you will be embraced by an empowered community that gets it because they already 'got it.' The CancerCon experience includes dozens of informational workshops, educational breakout sessions, group discussions, networking opportunities, and social activities. Join us in 2020!
Get ready for four days of transformational workshops, educational
programs, group discussions, networking events, and social activities.
We know many survivors cannot afford the expense of attending CancerCon,
so this year we are offering a limited amount of need-based survivor scholarships for first-time attendees.
Please review the eligibility requirements and instructions before applying.
Help us send even more people to Seattle!
Please consider donating to our Scholarship Fund.
HOW TO GET TO CANCERCON
CE Workshops for Professionals
Stupid Cancer, in partnership with LLS, is excited to offer two CE courses as pre-conference workshops at CancerCon 2020: CAR T-cell Therapy as a Treatment Option for YA Cancer Patients: The Role of the HCP in Treatment and Communicating with Young Adults with Cancer.
These free workshops will take place on Friday, April 17. Pre-registration is necessary, but CancerCon attendance is not required. The target audience for these workshops is pediatric and AYA oncology nurses and social workers; non-profit patient advocate professionals; academic researchers studying AYA oncology; and industry executives and professionals working on patient-centered care and outcomes.
GET THERE. GIVE BACK. SUPPORT STUPID CANCER.
Melanoma Research Foundation
Rare Patient Voice
Soul Source Therapeutic Devices
Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
Still Waters Cancer Retreat
The Lymphoma Research Foundation
True North Treks
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Young Survival Coalition
CancerCon is my home away from home. It is one place that I feel like me and don't have to pretend to be something that I am not or worry about being judged by others. My CancerCon community is my second family.
I came by myself and was immediately embraced by this community. It's a safe space that's completely free of judgement, made up of other people who get it. I've felt more myself in the past few days than I have since my diagnosis- I didn't even realize how much I needed it! I'm so lucky that I've found my people.
I have never felt so safe and so normal! I had so much fun, got to meet so many amazing survivors, learned about so many new resources, and took home a lot of new information. I didn't want to leave!
CancerCon makes such a difference in my life and coping in survivorship. It's so nice to be around people who understand with few words. The friendships I have made will be for life - this is my tribe.
As soon as I arrived, I felt at home with no worries or shame. Without this I wouldn’t have been able to find a strong community and build awesome friendships.
As a nurse I've seen the diagnosis and the treatments, as a caregiver spouse I experienced the feelings that come with the word cancer, but CancerCon opened me to a community I did not know existed and provided the resources and knowledge that can be life-changing.