Cancer News: February 2011

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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 attention in February, with links to the full stories. Any significant cancer news articles that we missed? Any … Read More

Cancer news articles round up: January 2011

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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 the last month. Any big stories we missed? Let us know in comments. Follow us on Twitter to … Read More

Social Media tools improve healthy behaviors

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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 with the 16-week program. Only 66 percent of those who used a version of the site without the … Read More

Branded Patient Portal for Cancer Clinics

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Branded Patient Portal Saves Time and Money Orlando’s Hematology & Oncology Consultants P.A. first partner to integrate, shifting intake process online We’re excited to introduce a white label version of our online care management tools for oncology clinics, and are thrilled to have one of Orlando’s premier clinics as our first partner. Hematology & Oncology Consultants, P.A. has upgraded their … Read More

Has breast cancer awareness marketing gone too far?

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Pinkwashing and edgy marketing campaigns raise concerns October is breast cancer awareness month, and already we’re hearing about some cause marketing campaigns that are raising questions based on the product partnerships, a practice that is being labeled as “pinkwashing”. Earlier this year there was an uproar over Susan G Komen’s partnership with Kentucky Fried Chicken, who were selling pink buckets … Read More

Male caregivers of breast cancer patients have higher risk for hospitalization

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A large study in Denmark found that men whose wives or girlfriends had breast cancer were 40% more likely than other men to be hospitalized for mood disorders such as severe depression and anxiety. However, the overall number of men hospitalized was low: only 180 out of more than 20,000 in the study. The results of the study were published … Read More

NCCN releases new cancer patient treatment guidelines

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Patient Guidelines Published for Breast and Lung Cancer The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today released updated guidelines for breast and lung cancer patients. The guidelines were created to help cancer patients and their caregivers navigate the maze of treatment options that they often confront, and have been updated for the first time in years. Developed by a panel of … Read More

Patient advocacy trend continues to grow

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It’s encouraging to see the growing trend in patient advocacy and personal involvement as reported recently in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, the later focusing on patient’s that are actively tracking their health. There are several studies being run at medical institutions across the United States that have patients record their “Patient Reported Outcomes” or “Observations in Daily … Read More

Gena Cook interview on King 5 TV Seattle

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Our fearless leader, Gena Cook, was interviewed on KING5 TV’s morning news program today. It was a great opportunity to show off some of the site features that benefit cancer patients and their health care team, specifically the Daily Health Journal and the Prepare for Doctor Visit tools. Great job Gena!