SOURCE: Gilda's Club Worldwide

May 03, 2006 10:00 ET

Women&Cancer to Feature Gilda's Clubs as Cover Story in Spring Issue and Donate Subscription Revenue to Worldwide Nonprofit

New Quarterly National Magazine Will Donate 40 Percent of Subscription Revenue to Gilda's Club Worldwide Through August 31

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Women&Cancer, the new quarterly national magazine created to help women through their journey with cancer, will feature Gilda's Clubs as the cover story in its spring (and second) issue while providing 40 percent of subscription revenue to Gilda's Club Worldwide through August 31. Gilda's Club Worldwide, based in New York, is the headquarters of the Gilda's Club movement, which offers social and emotional support to all men, women, and children living with cancer, their families and friends, FREE of charge at 20 clubhouses in the United States and Canada.

Published by Cancer Consultants, Inc. Women&Cancer offers women a trusted resource covering prevention, management and wellness issues related to cancer, while fostering community and inspiring hope. In addition to producing hard copies of the magazine, Cancer Consultants, Inc. provides online distribution of Women&Cancer. CancerConsultants.com has been providing current and clinically meaningful cancer information for eight years and is considered one of the most useful educational online resources available, according to a recent patient survey.

"We are overwhelmed with this generous offer by Cancer Consultants, Inc. to benefit Gilda's Club Worldwide," said Laura Wheat, board chair, Gilda's Club Worldwide and featured on the cover of this issue. "Not only will the article about Gilda's Clubs increase awareness about our mission to offer emotional and social support to all those living with cancer and their families and friends, but the donations from subscriptions will help us to sustain the quality operations of all Gilda's Clubs and expand Gilda's Clubs into new communities."

Gilda's Club is a leading advocate for the principle that emotional and social support are as essential as medical care when cancer is in the family. Through support groups, social activities, and educational seminars, Gilda's Club helps people learn how to best live with cancer, whatever the outcome, in the affirming company of a community of peers.

"This subscription opportunity is an ideal way for anyone touched by cancer to have a wonderful resource at their fingertips and benefit Gilda's Clubs across the country," added Wheat, a Dallas-area resident and charter board member and past president of Gilda's Club North Texas. "It's a win-win for everyone."

According to Cancer Consultants, Inc. over 5 million women have been diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Of the 500,000 new cancer diagnoses each year, 300,000 are breast cancer or gynecologic malignancies. All women are impacted by cancer as survivors, advocates, friends, caregivers or family members, or those who are concerned about screening and prevention. Women&Cancer seeks to provide insight into the different issues women encounter when confronted with cancer, to foster community and to inspire hope.

"We believe that a woman's experience with cancer is broad and includes topics such as prevention, wellness, nutrition, spirituality, work- and home-life issues, and caregiving," said Diana Price, managing editor. "Our goal is to provide a resource that addresses all these concerns for women impacted by cancer in any way."

A one-year subscription is $19.95 and includes four quarterly issues of Women&Cancer. Visit www.cancerconsultants.com to subscribe.

About Gilda's Club

Created in memory of comedian Gilda Radner by her husband Gene Wilder and her cancer psychotherapist Joanna Bull, the first Gilda's Club opened its signature red door in New York City in 1995. Since that time, additional clubhouses have opened in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale, Quad Cities, Hackensack, Rochester, as well as Nashville, Grand Rapids, White Plains. The mission of Gilda's Club is to provide a nonresidential, home-like meeting place, where people with cancer and their families and friends can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care -- free of charge. The program includes networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events. Funding is solicited from private individuals, corporations, and foundations. Visit www.gildasclub.org

About Cancer Consultants, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Cancer Consultants, Inc. provides comprehensive oncology marketing solutions to cancer care providers, including hospitals, physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry. Cancer Consultants, Inc. consists of four distinct companies: Interactive Clinical Intelligence, Inc., providing a syndicated and primary market research solutions; OncoInteractive, Inc., an interactive agency providing strategic oncology marketing services and publishers of Women&Cancer magazine; OncoEd, Inc., providing medical writing, continuing medical education, and symposiums; and CancerConsultants.com, a Web development and information distribution firm that provides easy access to cancer information. Cancer Consultants, Inc. is based in Ketchum, Idaho.

About OncoInteractive, Inc.

A Cancer Consultants, Inc. company, OncoInteractive, Inc. publishes Women&Cancer, a quarterly publication covering prevention, management, and wellness issues related to cancer while fostering a supportive community and inspiring hope.

In addition to current, in-depth information on the diagnosis and management of cancer, Women&Cancer covers support services that address the mind, body, and spirit. The publication is a resource for all women, whether they are concerned about screening and early detection, nutrition and the environment, genetic risk to their children, or are personally facing their own cancer diagnosis.

OncoInteractive also develops and implements promotional educational programs in oncology for cancer patients and professionals. OncoInteractive programs include oncology content, website, and video development as well as content distribution through newsletters, www.cancerconsultants.com, and hundreds of additional online cancer destinations.

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