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TCH Chemotherapy Regimen for Breast Cancer

Navigating Cancer has a plethora of informative articles about chemotherapy drugs and regimens, some of the most complete information available online. In an effort to bring attention to these resources, we will be posting summaries to the blog so you can get

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Meaningful Use Incentives for Cancer Clinics

You may have heard about the “meaningful use” regulation that was approved by Congress on July 13th as part of the HITECH act, laying out the specific requirements for hospitals and clinics that implement electronic health records to receive incentivized payments. The

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Cancer survival rate doubles since 70’s

A cancer charity in the UK has released findings from a study of survival trends over the last 40 years showing that people diagnosed with breast, bowel and ovarian cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are twice as likely to survive at least 10

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The Big C trailer – new TV show about cancer

Showtime is launching a new series on August 16 about a woman who is diagnosed with cancer called “The Big C“. Starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt, it’s billed as a comedy where the main character learns to live life to the

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Navigating Cancer CEO Gena Cook interview

Our fearless leader, Gena Cook, was recently interviewed by the Healthcare Blog, an independent resource covering news and information in the health care field. It was also posted at their sister publication, Health 2.0, a blog focused on technology innovations within the

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Cell phone radiation law passes in San Francisco

In previous blog posts we linked to a report that studies were inconclusive regarding cell phone radiation causing brain tumors, and a National Cancer Institute (NCI) report last month about the need for more research into environmental risk factors that could cause

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Health insurer pays for more nurses to save money long term

Geisinger Health System operates a number of clinics and hospitals in Pennsylvania, and also acts as an insurer for 250,000 people. They have been experimenting with innovative approaches to delivering high quality health care at reduced costs. One such experiment is to

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Breast and ovarian cancer research from 2010 ASCO conference

The most interesting and notable breast and ovarian cancer research from the 2010 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference. Held in Chicago June 4-8, the annual meeting brought together 50,000 physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals from around the globe

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Lung cancer research from ASCO conference

The most interesting and notable lung cancer research from the 2010 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference. Held in Chicago June 4-8, the annual meeting brought together 50,000 physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals from around the globe to discuss

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Prostate cancer research from 2010 ASCO conference

The most interesting and notable prostate cancer research from the 2010 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference. Held in Chicago June 4-8, the annual meeting brought together 50,000 physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals from around the globe to discuss

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Lymphoma and leukemia research from 2010 ASCO conference

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting was held June 4-8 in Chicago, Illinois, bringing together 50,000 physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals from around the globe to discuss and hear the latest results in cancer research. Navigating Cancer’s

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Oncology clinic iPad promotion

We’re excited to announce a new iPad promotion for oncology clinics that have created profiles on Navigating Cancer. Each clinic that invites 100 patients to Navigating Cancer and has 50 patients actively using our tools by August 13 will win an Apple

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Do cell phones cause brain cancer?

That’s the question a decade long global study attempted to answer, but rather than provide clarity the study ended up generating more confusion and criticism because of how it was run. Scientists analyzing the accuracy of research into mobile phones and cancer

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Navigating Cancer is even easier

Thank you to all of you who have been using Navigating Cancer and sending us your thoughts & suggestions on how to make it an even better resource for cancer patients and their loved ones.  Over the last several months we’ve been

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Wanted: Navigating Cancer Community Ambassadors

Navigating Cancer’s mission is to empower cancer patients to navigate the journey to their best care.  One critical component to finding the right information is having access to others just like you to ask questions, to learn from and to receive encouragement

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One Man’s Journey

Guest blogger: Jothy Rosenberg “You have zero chance of survival.” That is what my nineteen-year-old brain heard in 1976, as my doctor told me that the cancer that took my right leg three years previously had now spread to my lung, two-fifths

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Hiring and Firing An Oncologist

Op-Ed Guest Blogger: Beth L. Gainer Oncologist. The word itself sounds scary. So scary that 2001 found me terrified that I had to see one for my breast cancer treatments. A cancer doctor. Let’s face it: doctors can be terrifying to us

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Improvements to Navigating Cancer

Creating a Treatment Record Summary has never been easier on Navigating Cancer! Keeping track of your treatments is an important part of your health record. Not only does it allow you to remember your care later on but also provides you a summary

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Share Your Experience Contest

Navigating Cancer is having a contest! We’ve received so much positive feedback about your Shared Experiences on the website and we’d love to hear more about your journey with cancer. From now until May 1st, we’re inviting you to share three experiences

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Navigating Cancer Interviews Drew Olanoff

Drew Olanoff’s cancer story began like many others:  he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and his life was changed forever. Figuring out what to do right after diagnosis can be emotional, not to mention overwhelming; there are family members to talk with,

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Cancer-Linked Gene Patents Denied

Guest blogger: Justin R. Jensen, Esq Patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer were struck down Monday by a Federal judge. If the 152-page decision is upheld, patents covering thousands of human genes may also be invalidated. Certain variations

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