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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...

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 attention in February, with links...

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 cancer screening is...

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 the last month. Any big stories we missed? Let...

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 so all the links...

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...

Branded Patient Portal for Cancer Clinics

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...

Patient advocacy trend continues to grow

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...

Gena Cook interview on King 5 TV Seattle

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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 of the...