Open source cancer research video

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Jay Bradner from Harvard University and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute shares how he developed a compound that can attach itself to a rare cancer gene so that it “forgets” that it’s cancer and stops growing.

Patient Empowerment video

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Inspiring TED talk video from patient advocate Dave deBronkart, who after being diagnosed with a rare cancer went online and found the treatment that would save his life from a group of fellow patients.

Dr. David Brailer discusses online medical records

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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 more, and are encouraged to have another influential voice in the medical community advocating for patient access to … Read More

Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon

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Tomorrow night @ 8pm Stand Up 2 Cancer is hosting a telethon that will take over all the major networks, as well as many cable channels. Hosted by the three network news anchors, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams, the telethon will feature celebrity guests in a one hour, commercial free special to raise funds for cancer research. Scheduled … 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!

The Big C trailer – new TV show about cancer

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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 cancer. Hopefully the producers will work in some topical issues around what … Read More

Navigating Cancer CEO Gena Cook interview

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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 health care industry. It’s a short discussion that provides an overview of Navigating Cancer’s tools and strategic focus. … Read More

Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant shares her cancer story

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Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it. This performance was recorded in Novermber 2009 at the Ted India conference, a gathering that brings together … Read More