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Posted today on our SPM Connect member forum by SPM vice-chair Joe Ternullo

Join me in cheering on SPM members Lorraine and Gene Sacco, founders of the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Alliance. (@AYACancerAllian) The Chronicle Episode “Beyond the Cure”  [above] featuring the work of the Reid R Sacco AYA [Adolescents and Young Adults] Cancer Clinic and Program at Tufts Medical Center, has just been nominated for an Emmy.

In an eye-opening and emotional account this episode explains how AYAs diagnosed with cancer are suffering severe and life-threatening late side-effects of the chemotherapy and radiotherapy they received in an effort to cure their cancer. Recently, the episode won 1st place in the 84th annual national headliners award in “Broadcast or Cable Television Health/Science Reporting,”  was nominated for an Emmy (Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) in the “Health/Science Program/Special” category for reporter Emily Riemer’s work. The episode is about 20 minutes long (no commercials).

Congratulations and best wishes Lorraine and Gene for your tireless commitment to improving the lives of others and your notable progress and achievements.

Joseph Ternullo
Vice Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine
Lynnfield MA


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