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March 14, 2013
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Cancer news and resources for health care professionals

  Patient-Centered Cancer Care 
 
  • Study finds inadequate care for ovarian cancer
    A study of 13,321 women with ovarian cancer diagnosed from 1999 to 2006 in California found only 37% received treatment that conformed to established guidelines. Researchers found 35% of women with advanced disease survived at least five years if their care met the guidelines, compared with 25% of women whose care did not follow the guidelines. The findings were presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Heart failure risk seen among black breast cancer survivors
    U.S. researchers looked at more than 26,000 breast cancer survivors and found that black women had the highest rate of heart failure compared with others. While the risk of heart failure was greater for black women than white women in the study, the risk of death was the same after the disease developed. The study was presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (3/7) 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 
  • Drug data website offers info to patients via free app
    A free mobile application has been introduced by medication data website Drugs.com to enable patients to access their medication records as well as news and information about drug interactions and health. "The latest Drugs.com Medication Guide app is a practical tool to shorten this learning curve for both patients and caregivers alike. Medication management, safety and adherence will simply become easier," said Philip Thornton, Drugs.com's chief executive. Drug Store News (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Cancer Research & Health Policy 
  • Regular aspirin use may reduce melanoma risk in older women
    U.S. researchers looked at data from the Women's Health Initiative involving almost 60,000 white women and found that those who took aspirin regularly were 21% less likely to develop melanoma than nonusers. The longer aspirin was used, the lower their risk, according to the study in the journal Cancer. The reduced risk could be attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin, lead author Dr. Jean Tang said. Nurse.com (3/11) , HealthDay News (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Foundation News 
  • 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
  • Watch the 2013 State of the Foundation Address
    Every year, the Foundation brings together programmatic and corporate partners, LIVESTRONG Leaders, Team LIVESTRONG mentors, Foundation council and committee members and advocates for training and collaboration at the LIVESTRONG Assembly. This year’s Assembly was held from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Chicago. Watch the 2013 State of the Foundation address given by Executive Vice President of Operations Andy Miller. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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You have to be informed. You are playing with your life and have to be the one who takes charge of your own outcome -- so you have to educate yourself."
--Chris C., cancer survivor

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