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Rare Patient Voice Ad Test

In Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

Each year as this month rolls around, I have a conversation with my sister-in-law on the anniversary of my brother’s passing from a heart attack while on the operating table during his 12th surgery related to his metastatic liver cancer. I can’t help but acknowledge her on this day for all of the help and love and support that she …

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Savvy Cooperative: Diagnosed with cancer and have received treatment in the last 12 months

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

SCREENER Eligibility Criteria: Adult who has been diagnosed with cancer NOTE: Only patients with verified diagnoses will be considered Received treatment for cancer within the last 12 months US resident Details: Design review and user testing 60-minute virtual interview From home Receive: $100 Link: https://gigs.savvy.coop/cancertreatment/?r=44951 Why Sign Up? Your experiences are so valuable and important to creating better products and …

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The Big Ordeal: Understanding and Managing the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Cancer isn’t just a medical diagnosis. It’s uncertainty. It’s isolation. It consumes your brain. No matter what you’re doing, it’s always a lingering thought. You’ll try to be in the present, but everything you do will have you wondering if that will be the last time. And then there are the moments you have to face reality—appointments with specialists, treatments, …

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Second cancer in survivors a complex, multifaceted concern

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com Although many cancer survivors go on to live healthy, cancer-free lives, the prospect of facing cancer again is an ongoing concern. Much of the discussion around this possibility relates to recurrence of the original cancer, but cancer survivors also appear to be at increased risk for developing a second, entirely different type of malignancy. This …

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7 Things to Know About Managing Chemotherapy Hair Loss

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com For many people living with cancer, chemotherapy can help stop the spread of the disease. But it can also cause side effects, including hair loss. This can be a source of stress. Getting more information about chemo-related hair loss may help you feel better prepared. Here are seven facts about hair loss from chemotherapy, including strategies to manage …

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DarwinHealth Scientists Publish Foundational Research Identifying Regulatory Mechanisms Controlling Cancer Cell States and Drug Response

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire DarwinHealth, Inc., a New York-based biotechnology and cancer drug discovery company announces the January 11, 2021 online publication in Cell of a landmark paper, “A Modular Master Regulator Landscape Controls Cancer Transcriptional Identity,”1,2 in which scientists from Columbia University and DarwinHealth apply the VIPER (Virtual Inference of Protein activity by Enriched Regulon) analysis algorithm to identify recurrent regulatory networks—”tumor …

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What Is Clinical Utility in a Tumor Biomarker Test? Former ASCO President Knows It When He Sees It

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Mary Caffrey From: .ajmc.com Daniel F. Hayes, MD, offers definitions and an algorithm for clinicians to define clinical utility. A former president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has provided a “pragmatic clinical guide” for fellow oncologists in deciding when to use tumor biomarker tests (TBTs) across an array of cancers, recognizing that the standard of “clinical …