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Savvy Cooperative: People Diagnosed with Cancer to Give Feedback on Digital Solutions

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SCREENER SCOPE We’re looking for people who have been diagnosed with cancer to give feedback on digital solutions Eligibility Criteria: Adult who has been diagnosed with cancer NOTE: Only patients with verified diagnoses will be considered US resident Details: Two hour interview From home Receive: $200 Link: https://gigs.savvy.coop/cancer-digital-solutions/?r=44951 Why Sign Up? Your experiences are so valuable and important to creating …

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Savvy Cooperative: People Diagnosed with Cancer and Have Experienced Treatment-Induced Stomatitis

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCOPE We’re looking for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and have experienced treatment-induced stomatitis to share about their experience. Stomatitis is a condition that causes painful swelling and sores inside the mouth. Eligibility Criteria: Adult who has experienced stomatitis symptoms (painful swelling and sores inside the mouth) NOTE: Only patients with verified diagnoses will be considered US resident …

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Scientists get up close and personal with breast cancer

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By: Ana María Rodríguez, Ph.D. From: bcm.edu “Patients die from cancer because, at a sufficiently fundamental level, we have not been able to work out what kind of cancer we are treating,” said Dr. Matthew Ellis. “We have technology that can provide much more complete details about what is going on in each tumor than standard methods, but, until now, …

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4 Important Steps to Take After a Cancer Diagnosis

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By: Kathy Giusti and Lori Tauber Marcus From: time.com Each year, more than 1.7 million people in the United States hear three dreaded words: You have cancer. As common as cancer is, no one expects cancer to happen to them. We understand, as patients and as caregivers, how frightening a cancer diagnosis can be: how it can upend your life, …

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Mapping genes could improve cancer diagnosis

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Source: Babraham Institute, The From: sciencedaily.com Large-scale changes to the structure of the genome are often seen in cancer cells. Scientists at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK, have found a way to detect these changes, which could enhance cancer diagnosis and aid the use of targeted treatments. The report, in the journal Genome Biology, outlines a new application of …

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What Women Should Tell Their Bosses When They Have Cancer

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By: Molly MacDonald, Next Avenue Contributor From: forbes.com We hear a lot about the struggles of working women and the notion that we can create some semblance of order between managing responsibilities at home and at work. It’s the elusive work/life balance every working woman longs to achieve. But throw a cancer diagnosis into the equation and that’s when things …

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High blood platelet count ‘as good a cancer predictor as a lump in the breast’

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By: Nicola Davis From: theguardian.com A common blood test could help diagnose cancer earlier, according to research suggesting a high platelet count is strongly associated with the disease. Platelets are tiny blood cells that circulate in the body, helping wounds to clot. But in some individuals too many platelets are produced – a condition known as thrombocytosis, thought to affect …

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National Cancer Institute uses API to connect patients with clinical trials

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By: Meredith Somers From: federalnewsradio.com Do you have lung cancer? Is it a carcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma or leukemia? Is your lung cancer small or non-small cell? What stage is your cancer, and is it recurrent? Perhaps you should try treating your lung cancer with Cyclodextrin-based polymer-camptothecin CRLX101 and Olaparib. Or ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 and Topotecan Hydrochloride. A cancer diagnosis itself can …

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The robot that can diagnose cancer: Supercomputer dubbed Watson can treat the disease in 40 seconds – faster than …

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By: Barney Calman From: dailymail.co.uk A ‘robot’ doctor called Watson has been pitted against a panel of 15 leading medics – and found to be just as good as them at treating cancer. In a development that will send a chill down the spine of health professionals everywhere, the IBM-designed computer program worked out the best way to treat patients …