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Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In July 2015, Medivizor introduced us to a project being conducted by the Broad Institute in conjunction with Dana Farber Cancer Institute called The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project or MBC Project.  In October of 2015, after two years of work involving patient input and partnership, the MBC Project website went live. One of the reasons why this project is...

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Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Though this title might seem flippant, there is evidence that Vitamin D supplements may help you get fewer pesky colds and flu. In a recent article published in The BMJ, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on randomized control trials.  Backing up, to do a meta-analysis, researchers find already published articles that fit a specific criteria, in this...

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Oncology Basics 2016: The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Oncology Basics 2016:  The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Oncology Basics 2016 continues with a look at the immune system and immunotherapy.  As described in a previous post, one of the regulators of cell division and proliferation is the immune system.  Harnessing the power of the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells is a promising area of oncology research. Immune System Cells Below is a graphic to...

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Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

“A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives you his or her view about your health problem and how to treat it.” Definition on Medicare.gov In 2011, Susan [name changed to protect her identity] found a lump in her right breast. She went to one of the two nearby university medical centers. At facility A, the surgeon told her...

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5 Promising New Goals for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

5  Promising New Goals for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~Gilda Radnor Many people with breast cancer (or a history of it) dread October.   Instead of enjoying autumn’s oranges, reds and yellows, they see a flood of pink ribbons and awareness paraphernalia.  Some...

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What Moms with Cancer Need? Free Childcare to the Rescue

What Moms with Cancer Need? Free Childcare to the Rescue

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”  ~Dalai Lama In 2008, Audrey Guth, mother and president of Diamond Personnel, a nanny placement agency in Toronto Canada, arrived at the hospital for breast cancer chemotherapy.  She saw mothers receiving chemotherapy infusions holding “really young...

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The Male Breast Cancer Coalition: Men Have Breasts Too

The Male Breast Cancer Coalition: Men Have Breasts Too

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

“You’re reading the wrong chart, I don’t have breasts.”~Male Breast Cancer Survivor “Men Have Breasts Too” Trailer Men Have Breasts Peggy Miller thinks outside the box.  So in 2003, when her family and many others in her community didn’t have health insurance, she helped start a ”physical night” at the local high school....

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Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

An Unstoppable Force Lauren knew that we all have a common, overarching goal….We all want to live. More importantly, we all want each other to live.  Scientists offer science. People with similar presentations compare notes. And always with great affection and love. What may have started as a simple support group is becoming an unstoppable force,...

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Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Making Sense of ASCO 2015 Findings: Part 1

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

What’s ASCO? Why should I care? The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is an organisation representing physicians who specialise in the care and treatment of cancer patients. Approximately 30,000 visitors from around the world gather each year for the ASCO Annual Meeting to discuss recent advancements in the treatment of cancer. Visitors include...

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