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, is sharing her experience and wisdom as a cancer caregiver through a new column just launched on NCCN.com, the patient website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®).
The column, titled "Ask Jai," allows caregivers and family members of patients with cancer to submit questions for consideration. Ms. Pausch selects one question each month and publishes her response on NCCN.com. The inaugural column launched this February.
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 NCCN featuring the NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ as well as enhanced content for patients and caregivers.