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ICAN Selected as Cancer Patient Advocacy Organization for Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team for Colon Cancer

November 2014 – SU2C (Stand Up to Cancer) and the Dutch Cancer Society Form a Dream Team to Improve Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

ICAN in Newsweek

Newsweek: Complete remission for one of ICAN's metastatic cancer patients

Congratulations to ICAN's CEO, Marcia Horn

2013 Finalist: Organization of Nonprofit Executives' "Director of the Year/Leader of Distinction Award"

2012 Finalist: Phoenix Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Award

ICAN recognized as tops in patient advocacy

Of the thousands of cancer patient advocacy organizations across the United States and across the globe, only one was profiled in Pharmaceutical Executive magazine's 30th Anniversary Edition on Patient Advocacy. 


Arizona Gives Campaign has concluded, and ICAN is proud of its ranking

Diseases and Disorders/ Cancer Information Orgs:

  1. American Cancer Society
  2. Bag It
  3. ICAN, International Cancer Advocacy Network

Medical Research/Cancer Orgs:

  1. American Cancer Society
  2. ICAN, International Cancer Advocacy Network



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 marcia@askican.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

GROUNDBREAKING: Mayor, Patient Advocacy Leader Praise Cancer Care Corridor

(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...