[LEARN MORE & PARTICIPATE] Metastatic Breast Cancer Registry

[LEARN MORE & PARTICIPATE] Metastatic Breast Cancer Registry If you or someone you know is living with metastatic breast cancer,  the Cancer Support Community (CSC), needs your help. The Cancer Experience RegistrySM: Metastatic Breast Cancer is an online initiative developed by the Cancer Support Community.  The Registry is designed to engage people to share their … Continue reading

When Bad Heads Go Viral: How A Malformed Headline Is Skewing Our View Of The Patient’s Role In Medicine

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer In the business of medicine, one of the brightest hopes is the potential for re-optimizing our spend around what patients want. Heather Swift‘s insight: When Bad Heads Go Viral: How A Malformed Headline Is Skewing Our View Of The Patient’s Role In Medicine See on … Continue reading

Clinical Oncology News – By the Numbers: The 10 Worst Cancer Charities

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: Ten worst #cancer charities (alert: 5 are #breastcancer) compiled by the Center for Investigative Reporting See on ViewArticle.aspx

Stigma: breaking the vicious cycle – Patient Voice – Shaping the future of cancer care

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Stigma breeds silence, which fuels the fear and ignorance that feeds the stigma. Breaking this vicious circle not only makes life easier for people with cancer, but can also change public attitudes to. Heather Swift‘s insight: [LIVESTRONG vs. STIGMA]Stigma breeds silence, which fuels the fear … Continue reading

Hashtags for Twitter cancer communities

See on Scoop.it – Utilizing Social Media in Healthcare Librarians have been geeking out, or grossing out, over hashtags since they first appeared. Some of the conversation has been about concerns over ‘allowing’ the public to define their own metadata, while much of it has been the flip side of trying to engage the public … Continue reading

MammaPrint | Genomic Testing for Breast Cancer Prognosis and Treatment | Agendia Decoding Cancer

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer MammaPrint Provides Individualized Metastasis Risk Assessment for Your Breast Cancer Patients MammaPrint is the first and only FDA-cleared IVDMIA breast cancer recurrence assay. The unique 70-gene signature of MammaPrint provides you with the unprecedented ability to identify which early-stage breast cancer patients are at risk … Continue reading

Feds accused Dr. Farid Fata of fraud, prolonging chemo for cancer patients

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “Dr. Farid Fata’s website for his Michigan Hematology Oncology practice promises the “Best Cancer Care – Anywhere.” But, U. S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says otherwise. Federal agents arrested the 48-year-old doctor at his Rochester Hills practice. McQuade says he’s charged with healthcare fraud for his … Continue reading

Why Is Myriad Genetics Still Filing Patent Suits for Breast-Cancer Tests?

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer “The Supreme Court declared human genes unpatentable, but it didn’t free the market for genetic testing.  In its decision, the Supreme Court maintained that man-made copies of human DNA were still patentable. These pieces are called cDNA, which are slightly altered copies of the naturally … Continue reading

HeLa genome offers clues to cells’ cancerous nature | Science & Society | Science News

See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer Heather Swift‘s insight: [HENRIETTA LIVES ON] Brilliant news: The National Institutes of Health has now negotiated an agreement with the Lacks family that restricts access to HeLa genome and requires future publications based on the data to acknowledge the contribution of Henrietta Lacks and her … Continue reading

[LIGHTS OF HOPE] Honor a Loved One & Support Legislative Advocacy

[LIGHTS OF HOPE] “The Lights of Hope ceremony is an unforgettable reminder that we are all touched by cancer in some way, and that we need to make the fight against cancer a national priority,” says Michael Holtz, cancer survivor and ACS CAN Federal Issues Director. “Holding this event at the U.S. Capitol sends a … Continue reading