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Meaningful Use Rules: The Basics

Meaningful Use Rules: The Basics Over the past couple of months, I’ve been invited to speak about HITECH and Meaningful Use at a number of oncology state society meetings (Texas/Colorado/Oklahoma/New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama) and at the ACCC annual gathering, and

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Search and Navigation Improvements

Today we released some navigation changes to simplify searching and finding resources on the site. Members and non-members will find it easier to customize their searches to find the specific content they’re looking for. New Explore Navigation Box The Explore navigation box

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Cancer News: February 2011

Every weekday we track the mainstream news media to see what’s making headlines in the world of cancer and share the most interesting ones with our followers on Twitter. Below is a round up of the cancer news articles that caught our

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Colon Cancer Screening

March is colon cancer awareness month, and we wanted to help raise awareness for a free or low cost colon cancer screening program offered by the CDC for low income and underinsured individuals in 25 states. What is colon cancer screening? Colon

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Gena Cook to speak at ACCC meeting

Navigating Cancer’s CEO, Gena Cook, will be speaking at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 37th annual meeting in Washington D.C. March 24-26, 2011.

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Cooking with Cancer: Recipes for cancer patients

Our mission at Navigating Cancer is to empower those diagnosed with cancer to be active participants in their care. To that end, we feature resources from trusted experts that can sometimes be hard to find in the vast expanse of the internet.

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Greg Maxfield to speak at Alabama Cancer Congress

Navigating Cancer’s VP of Business Development, Greg Maxfield, will be speaking at the Alabama Cancer Congress (ACC) meeting April 1-3, 2011. Greg will speak about the HITECH Act, Meaningful Use and how it will impact patients and their families.

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Cancer blog round up: caregivers and supporters

This week we shine the spotlight on blog posts from caregivers and supporters of loved ones with cancer. Cancer not only affects those that are diagnosed, but also their circle of friends and family. As outlined below, simple tasks such as shopping

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Cancer news articles round up: January 2011

Each week we scan the news headlines on Twitter too see how cancer is being discussed in the media and to stay on top of new research developments. Below is an overview of the cancer news articles that caught out eye over

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Build Your Own Personal Library

The Navigating Cancer development team has been hard at work and just released some changes to the site based on feedback from our members, including an updated member home page navigation and a new feature that allows you to save resources and

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Member home page navigation changes

With the recent website updates, you will notice that the member navigation on your home page has changed. Below is an overview of the changes. By combining links from some sections and moving others around, we’ve been able to simplify the navigation

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Cancer blog round up: February 3, 2011

This week we feature survivor blogs from a variety of cancer types including multiple myeloma, lymphoma, melanoma and breast, although many of the experiences they share are relatable across all cancer types. We also include a blog post from a supporter and Navigating

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Navigating Cancer blog directory

Part of our mission at Navigating Cancer is to foster an online community for people affected by cancer. Over the last few months we’ve featured a weekly round up of our favorite blog posts from the cancer blogosphere. The cancer survivor community

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Cancer blog round up: January 14

This week we feature blogs from survivors in a variety of cancer types including breast and thyroid cancer, melanoma and leukemia. From how to manage pain to not letting cancer get in the way of your dreams, as always there’s no shortage

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Xeloda side effects for breast cancer chemo

Xeloda Chemo Info for Breast Cancer As you may know, Navigating Cancer has a robust resource section with information on all the different chemotherapy regimens by cancer type, with in depth information about each chemotherapy drug and their potential side effects. Previously

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Shared experience promotion winner

We had a great response from the Navigating Cancer community to our shared experience promotion over the holidays, with over 60 stories published in a little over two weeks. We were unsure how many responses we would receive given how busy everyone

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Choosing to Smile

Three Navigating Cancer members and long time friends have written an inspirational book called Choosing to Smile, a story about how to remain positive when faced with adversity. All three women have had cancer at different points in their lives, and wanted

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Sprycel (dasatinib) approved for rare CML treatment

This Fall, Sprycel (dasatanib is the generic drug name) was approved by the FDA as a second line option to treat a rare form of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CP -CML). Previously, Sprycel

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Cancer blog round up: December 17

This week in our blog round up we feature breast and colon cancer bloggers, and two Navigating Cancer community members who have shared their cancer stories. As the year winds down, we’re thankful for all the stories and experiences that we’ve been

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Share Your Cancer Stories

Share an Experience for a Chance to Win a Kindle The holidays are a time to reflect on the past year, be thankful for your blessings, and a chance to give back to those in need and/or who played an important role in

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Cancer blog round up: December 10

December – No Cancer Awareness Month? The fall is a busy time for cancer awareness months, with September, October and November raising awareness for ten(!) different cancer types. Things slow down dramatically in the winter, with no awareness campaigns until March. The

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Social Media tools improve healthy behaviors

A new study from the University of Michigan showed that adding social media features to an internet based walking program significantly decreased the number of participants that dropped out. Seventy-nine percent of participants who used online forums to motivate each other stuck

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Dr. David Brailer discusses online medical records

Did you know that the United States has a health information czar? America’s first HIC was Dr. David Brailer, and below is a short interview he conducted with the Wall Street Journal where he talks about the importance of online medical records.We couldn’t agree

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Cancer blog round up: December 3

It’s Friday, and that means another round up of blog posts from the online cancer community. This week we feature posts from bloggers with lymphoma, thyroid and ovarian cancer. If you have a blog that you’d like us to consider for future

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Movember to remember

Mo’vember to Remember As Movember comes to a close we wanted to share the results of the great Navigating Cancer moustache experiment. With great care the men of NC strategically trimmed, shaved and cropped their mo’s into stylish(?) designs to raise awareness

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Cancer blog round up: week of Nov. 24

Before we close shop for the holiday, we wanted to publish another round up from the cancer blogosphere. This week we feature bloggers battling lymphoma, leukemia and prostate cancer, and of course a post about being thankful. We hope you’re surrounded by

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Cancer bloggers weigh in on caregiver survey

As you may have heard, this week we released the results of our caregiver survey. We asked members of the cancer blog community to share their thoughts on the findings as well – below are some of their posts. If you’d like

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Cancer caregiver survey results

4.6 Million Cancer Caregivers As you may know, last month we conducted a survey of cancer caregivers to learn more about their needs and experiences. With over 11 million people in the United States battling cancer every year, it’s estimated that 4.6

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