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Prepare for Doctor Visit form improvements

What is the Prepare for Doctor Visit form and why cancer patients should use it Time spent with a physician is one of the most important parts of a cancer patient's journey, and it’s critical that they can provide their physicians with an accurate summary of how they...

Pan-Mass Challenge bike ride draws over 5000

The Pan-Mass Challenge is an annual fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and is credited as the first bike-athon in the nation to use cycling as a way to raise money for a cause. Started in 1980 by 36 friends who raised $10,200, it now draws over...

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 a quick...

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...

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 years after diagnosis...

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 fullest after being diagnosed with breast...

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...

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...