NEW YORK, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Since 1905, La Roche-Posay has been committed to improving the quality of life for people suffering from skin conditions at the Center Thermal de La Roche-Posay in France as well as through oncology initiatives globally. Today, La Roche-Posay US is proud to announce a new partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to strengthen support for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and the oncology community, as well as to raise awareness of the skin side effects of cancer treatments. .
LA ROCHE-POSAY AND ONCOLOGY
More than 80% of cancer patients develop skin side effects and nearly 50% experience skin reactions caused by radiation*. Post-cancer treatment at the Thermal Center of France to the skin care formulas available here in the United States, La Roche-Posay helps manage some of the skin side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
To reach more patients and caregivers during their treatment, La Roche-Posay made a donation to support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® Communities, a program that provides patients and their caregivers with free accommodation while undergoing treatment outside of their home. Donation will fund over 3,000 nights of free accommodation for Hope Lodge guests® facilities.
“The American Cancer Society is the only organization that integrates advocacy, discovery, and direct patient support to positively impact the lives of people with cancer and their families. La Roche-Posay’s support of our Hope Lodge® helps us break down barriers to quality care by providing free housing when the best hope for treatment may be away from home. » Said Howard ByckSenior Vice President of ACS Corporate Alliances & Solutions “I am thrilled with our partnership and our shared commitment to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. »
Also, Hope Lodge® guests at all 31 locations now receive a set of premium La-Roche Posay skincare samples as a convenience during their stay, including products that La Roche-Posay has tested for safety during cancer treatments**. A simple routine of cleansing, moisturizing and protecting the skin can help reduce and relieve some of the effects that cancer treatment has on the skin.
CANCER SUPPORT BY LA ROCHE-POSAY
Each year, more than 7,500 patients visit the La Roche-Posay Thermal Dermatology Center to discover the healing properties of La Roche-Posay thermal water for various skin conditions. Nearly 50% of patients attending the Thermal Center have undergone cancer treatments. Providing education and support to the cancer community is at the heart of the La Roche-Posay brand mission. The new partnership with the American Cancer Society is a big step forward in continuing the commitment to help those affected by cancer.
“La Roche-Posay is committed to improving the quality of life of people suffering from skin conditions. We are proud to partner with the American Cancer Society and its 31 Hope Lodge® communities, supporting patients and their caregivers who stay there during treatment. When undergoing cancer treatment, most patients are not counseled on how best to care for their skin to lessen side effects. The American Cancer Society and the Hope Lodge® are an inspiration to improve quality of life, and we are excited to work towards our shared goal of providing patients and caregivers with solutions during their cancer journey,” declares the general manager of La Roche-Posay, Penelope Giraud.
Learn more about the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® Program: https://www.laroche-posay.us/acs-partnership.html
To learn more about caring for your skin through cancer: https://www.laroche-posay.us/caring-for-skin-through-cancer/skincare-tips.html
About LA ROCHE-POSAY
Recommended by 90,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay’s mission is to provide life-changing dermatological care. La Roche-Posay offers a unique range of daily skincare products developed for each skin type to address various skin concerns and complement prescription treatments. At the center of the brand is La Roche-Posay’s exclusive selenium-rich thermal water, an essential ingredient in its skin care formulas known for its soothing and antioxidant properties that comes from its thermal center in Francethe first Dermatology Center in Europe. The products are developed according to a strict safety and formulation charter with a minimum number of ingredients and are formulated at optimal concentrations. In addition, La Roche-Posay products are subjected to rigorous clinical tests for efficacy and safety with more than 750 studies and 25 years of in-depth research, even on sensitive skin.
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*Charles C et al. Impact of skin toxicity associated with targeted therapies on quality of life. Results of a longitudinal exploratory study. Cancer Bulletin. March 2013:100(3):213-22.
**Safety Tests: Lipikar AP+ Wash is suitable for patients undergoing chemotherapy, Lipikar AP+M Moisturizer and Cicaplast B5 Balm are suitable for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The American Cancer Society does not endorse or promote this product, service or claim.
SOURCE La Roche-Posay