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March 21, 2013
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Cancer news and resources for health care professionals

  Patient-Centered Cancer Care 
 
  • Planning improves end-of-life decisions for teens with cancer
    Family-focused advanced care counseling improved agreement between teens with cancer and their families on end-of-life decisions, according to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Teens who received counseling gained greater knowledge about end-of-life decisions than the standard care group, and their families were more likely to support their wishes for limited treatment. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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 Join Team LIVESTRONG in 2013
Team LIVESTRONG walks, runs, rides, swims, volunteers and fundraises in events around the U.S. Funds raised by these events support free programs and resources for cancer survivors. Our team changes the way the world fights cancer. Join us at TeamLIVESTRONG.org.
 

  Emerging Trends, Products & Technologies 
  • Novartis unveils 2 apps for patients with cancer
    Two free mobile applications were recently unveiled by Novartis Oncology. Patients with neuroendocrine tumors can use the My NET Manager app to learn more about the condition, be reminded about doctor consultations and medication refills, and more. The Clinical Trial Seek app helps patients and doctors look for cancer clinical studies in different locations. MobiHealthNews.com (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll shows consumers' concerns over health data security
    Seventy-three percent of consumers said they would be very or somewhat concerned if a health care provider accessed their medical data using a personal mobile device, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. Five percent of respondents said they would not be at all concerned, and 18% were neutral on the issue. BeckersHospitalReview.com (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cancer Research & Health Policy 
  • Study: Mammograms every other year lower false-positive results
    Women 50 to 74 who got a mammogram every other year were not at increased risk of advanced breast cancer compared with those who received annual mammography, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Yearly mammography was associated with higher rates of false-positive results. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's guidelines from 2009 call for mammography every other year beginning at 50. Nurse.com (3/18) , Reuters (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Meeting ideal heart health metrics can reduce cancer risk
    Achieving six or seven of the Life's Simple 7 goals for cardiovascular health lowered the likelihood of cancer by 51%, compared with meeting none of the goals, according to a study in the journal Circulation. Even meeting just one or two of the goals was associated with a 21% reduction in cancer risk, researchers said. Nurse.com (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Foundation News 
  • Our Voice: Community Impact
    At the LIVESTRONG Foundation, our work has always been about helping people affected by cancer. Listen to Jordan Parks, Community Program Manager, discuss how CIP brings critical programs for cancer survivors to communities around the U.S. This year, nearly 200 organizations from every corner of the country will compete for a grant to replicate one of four programs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bring LIVESTRONG Foundation Programs to Your Community
    One of the best ways to get involved on a local level and support cancer survivors is to vote in the Community Impact Project. Through CIP, local hospitals, cancer centers, community-based organizations and universities are able to provide emotional, physical and practical help to those in the fight against cancer. Vote now to bring critical programs to your community. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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I had complete confidence that I could potentially be helped by the trial that was proposed to me. No medical institution or government body wants anybody to be harmed by a trial."
--Barbara H., cancer survivor

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