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How to avoid treatment you don’t need

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By: Marshall Allencancer From: kevinmd.com The American epidemic of unnecessary medical treatment is one of the reasons your health care costs keep going up. Experts estimate it’s wasting hundreds of billions of dollars a year. That’s not some number that’s detached from you and me. We pay higher monthly insurance premiums and larger deductibles because of all this care the …

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‘Tumor avatars’ predict patients’ response to immunotherapy

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Source: Netherlands Cancer Institute Tumor fragments in the lab are able to predict whether the corresponding real-life patients will benefit from immunotherapy. “We’ve solved a major problem many scientists had been facing: preserving a tumors original composition and structure outside of the patient in the lab”, says cancer researcher Daniela Thommen from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. On 8 July, the …

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Savvy Cooperative: Patients who were Part of a Clinical Trial During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Scope: We need patients who were part of a clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic Eligibility Criteria: Were part of a clinical trial during covid Proof of diagnosis/participation will be required to participate Geography: USA Details: Video interview with Savvy that Savvy will edit down into a highlight reel to be used in a pharmaceutical company’s internal meeting as well …

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Naoto Ueno, MD, PhD, on Best Practices for Palliative Care for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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By: Jeff Minerd From: medpagetoday.com “Practical and specific” guide for general oncologists about providing supportive care when specialists are unavailable Palliative care specialists are not always available in everyday practice, and it often falls to general oncologists to assess palliative care needs. Oncologists must therefore be familiar with the requirements and priorities for primary supportive care — a topic recently …

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Savvy Cooperative: People Diagnosed with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCOPE We’re looking for people who have been diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer to share about their experience and review current pain scales. SCREENER Eligibility Criteria: Adults who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Verification of diagnosis will be required to participate Ages 18 years or older Have experienced symptoms in the past 30 days Currently living …

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Researchers engineer cells to destroy malignant tumor cells but leave the rest alone

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: McMaster University From: medicalxpress.com Researchers at McMaster University have developed a promising new cancer immunotherapy that uses cancer-killing cells genetically engineered outside the body to find and destroy malignant tumors. The modified “natural killer” cells can differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells that are often intermingled in and around tumors, destroying only the targeted cells. The natural killer …

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Blood test for early detection of cancer: final study results support screening use

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: European Society for Medical Oncology From: medicalxpress.com Final results from a study of a blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer have shown that it is accurate enough to be rolled out as a multi-cancer screening test among people at higher risk of the disease, including patients aged 50 years or older, without symptoms. In …

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Savvy Cooperative: Endometrial Cancer Patients (or their Caregivers) Experienced with the Combination Treatment of Keytruda and Lenvima

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCREENER Eligibility Criteria: Have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer Proof of diagnosis will be required to participate Participant has experience with combination treatment of Keytruda and Lenvima. US Residents Details: 60-minute to 90-minute interviews Receive: $100-$150 Link: https://gigs.savvy.coop/endometrial/?r=44951 Why Sign Up? Your experiences are so valuable and important to creating better products and services, that companies and researchers will pay …

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STILL OPENED – Savvy Cooperative: Paid Opportunity for People Diagnosed With a Solid Tumor Cancer

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCREENER Eligibility Criteria: Adults who have been diagnosed with a solid tumor cancer Verification of diagnosis will be required to participate Ages 18-75 years old Are currently in active treatment Currently living in the United States Able to read, write, and speak in English Details: 60-minute interview From a home computer Receive: $100 Link: https://gigs.savvy.coop/stcancer/?r=44951 Why Sign Up? Your experiences …