By Christine MacCracken, MSHEd, BSN, Senior Director, Business Insights, Editor-in-Chief
Jai Pausch, widow and caregiver of the late Randy Pausch, acclaimed Carnegie Mellon University professor and author of the internationally best-selling book The Last Lecture, will be sharing her experience and wisdom as a cancer caregiver through a new column on NCCN.com, the patient website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®).
The column, titled “Ask Jai”, will allow caregivers and family members of patients with cancer to submit questions for consideration. Ms. Pausch will select one question each month and publish her response on NCCN.com. The inaugural column is scheduled to appear later this month.
Since her husband passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2008, Ms. Pausch has been an active, articulate spokesperson for assuring that patients with cancer and their families have the resources they need throughout the course of the disease. Ms. Pausch's special interest is in making sure that the individuals who take care of people with cancer, the caregivers, are not forgotten.
NCCN.com is the patient website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) featuring the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ as well as enhanced content for patients and caregivers.Please visit NCCN.com to view a video clip of Ms. Pausch discussing her new contribution to NCCN.com, as well as her first column, which will post later this month. Questions for Jai from patients or caregivers may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com.