A friend of mine referred my mother and I to ICAN to look for additional treatments for my mother’s colon cancer. From the very start, Marcia helped to usher us into the world of clinical trials and held our hand as we walked through options with my mother’s oncologist.
The world of cancer is a confusing and disorienting place; trying to understand incomprehensible medical terminology, available clinical trials for specific cancers, doctor and hospital specializations, and even the steps for seeking treatment is overwhelming. ICAN offers an invaluable source of help and guidance that enable patients to both understand their treatment options and find the right care.
I can’t thank Marcia and the ICAN team enough for the work that they do. Although my mom is still battling cancer, their work provides immense value for families and enables us to sleep a little better at night. Thank you for your hard work and excellent service.
This is a unique and world-class nonprofit which does what (to my knowledge) no other nonprofit world-wide does on behalf of the most critically-ill cancer patients. The tributes to this organization from patients and their families are endless, employing expressions like "you saved my life" and "we will never be able to adequately thank you." Yet ICAN remains scrupulously objective, realistic, and science-based in its approach to helping patients, doing what no doctor does or can do: seek out and advocate the best cancer care and clinical trials available in the entire arena of cancer therapies. The fact that this organization is international and that it charges nothing for its services is truly miraculous.
Marcia Horn, and ICAN, as I have been told by my Father that they have been an amazing blessing for my Step-mom while she is battling canXer. She was diagnosed in July of 2013 with a breast malignancy, and Marcia has always been there for my day, as the care taker. No time of night was too late to reply to emails of worry that my dad had, and would quickly put his mind at ease. She has been a God send for my step-mom, and also for my dad. Thank you so much!!!!
Marcia Horn, and ICAN, have been, probably my number one crutch in helping my wife and I make decisions while fighting this horrible disease. My wife was diagnosed in July of 2013 with a breast malignancy, and Marcia has always been there for me, as the care taker. Even after office hours she has always answered my emails and been so amazing with her information and help. Especially in the beginning she was so informative at a time when we were scared to death, not that we aren't still, but I was so lucky finding her and ICAN.
What a refreshing and helpful organization ICAN has turned out to be for me as care giver to my wife who was diagnosed with a malignancy in her breast this summer. Without knowing anything about this horrific disease, my wife and I didn't have a choice but to set out on a journey to fight and try to win each day in order to get her health back on track. ICAN has been like a beacon in the wilderness providing information, direction, and most of all positive energy to help us and give us hope as we
are now into the third month of what has been successful treatments. They came at a time when we needed friendship as well as knowledge about what we were facing.
I have several friends with different types of cancer. My first call on behalf of each friend goes to ICAN. Marcia Horn, executive director and co-founder, has an outstanding knowledge of worldwide resources and medical care to help with each particular type of cancer. She has surrounded herself with the best of the best and has steered me in the right direction each time. My friends can't believe the depth of understanding and specific information that ICAN provides. I have seen first-hand how ICAN has extended lives.
Throughout of my sister- law's fight with lung cancer ICAN was always there with her to explain thing that the doctors did not have time to explain. iCAN was there when ever critical decisions needed to be made. They were always there. Jerry. Binder
I moved to Phoenix in 2007 after being diagnosed with breat cancer & treated in New York back in 2005. In 2010 the cancer returned and not knowing many physicians here I turned to family for referrals. I was told to contact ICAN & spoke with a wonderful person who guided me with a plan of attack with many different doctors. If it were not for the generous help of great people I could not get through this.I am grateful to ICAN for all their assistance.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time I did not know where to turn for advice and referrals. I am new to the state of Arizona and was told about ICAN through a relative. I contacted Marcia Horn & she took hours on the phone & follow up e-mails helpiing me.
I am from New York and did not have the good fortune of having such a great service as ICAN; of course there were avenues to explore through the hospitals and breast cancer centers. It was left up to the individual to find good doctors.
What we need is a better recognition of ICAN nationwide to enhance the tools needed for helping people diagnosed with cancer.
I found out about ICAN through their salon music programs.
I enjoyed listening to pianist, Ronald Jacobowitz, talk about the composers and their music and then play the best piano music I have heard.
While at the concerts I met other people interested in ICAN.
I volunteered for some office work working with delightful people .
In addition to my selfish pleasure of hearing the music I got a wonderful sense of satisfation when I was able to tell people with cancer about ICAN.
They always called back to tell me how wonderful , knowledgeable and empathetic Marcia Horn, the CEO of ICAN , was. She helped them through very trying times with sensitiviy and expertise.
What a great idea for a nonprofit...international advocacy for all cancer patients. I hope to learn more about you.
My sister was a stage IV patient that was involved with ICAN. I can't even begin to tell anyone what a great resource this group was for her in her time of need. They not only helped us to interpet a multitude of medical information but also offered suggestions, alternative options and were able to give some idea of the effects of these treatments.
The ICAN team bent over backwards to be supportive in every way possible and really took a personal approach to my sisters care and well being!
I cannot thank them enough!
I am an orthopaedic surgeon and when my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer I was lost, all my years of medical training had not prepared me for this. Marcia Horn and ICAN were amazing, not only did they provide us with up to date info on the latest studies, but they were also both uplifting and yet realistic at the same time. I often found them to be more upto date than my fathers own oncologists! I was so impressed by them that I have referred both friends and patients to this group.
I am a friend of a person who has received outstanding support from Marcia Horn's support group. With Marcia's knowledge and experience battling this horrific disease(cancer) my friend has gained her own confidence in her struggle and eventual win in this battle.
No matter what time of day Marcia was contacted she was there to give advice, understanding and personal support at a time when my friend was depressed and frightened, not knowing where to turn for help.
Marcia's organization is serving a very valuable need to very needy people. I applaud her and her group and all their devotion to assist all people finding themselves in this situation.