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Smartphone diagnostic for diabetes, cancer patients is in the works
QUICK is working on a smartphone-based diagnostic platform that uses saliva or urine to aid in disease monitoring. The mobile health startup intends to initially use the device for monitoring ketone levels in diabetes patients, with plans to develop the system for measuring chemotherapy levels in cancer patients, among other applications. MedCityNews.com
Institute allots $12 million for patient outcomes studies
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has announced $12 million in funding to as many as 14 projects aimed at bridging the gaps in clinical outcomes research. "Our goal is to improve this field of research by building data infrastructure, improving analytic methods and training researchers, patients and other stakeholders to participate in the conduct of research," PCORI Executive Director Dr. Joe Selby said. Healthcare IT News
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Education Class
Historically, young adult cancer survivors have not been seen as a separate population with a unique set of physical, emotional and practical needs. This group falls between pediatric and adult oncology, which often means young adult patients do not receive adequate resources and support services. The objectives of the class are to bring light to this underrepresented population, address the distinctive characteristics of this age group and highlight several resources already in place to serve the needs of young adult cancer survivors and their health care professionals. Learn more about the AYA Cancer Education Class on the LIVESTRONG blog.
Cancer Survivors and Clinical Trials
I had no idea what melanoma was. I found out the cancer had spread to my lungs, chest and back. The oncologist said it was a “very mean melanoma.” I didn’t have health insurance, and I didn’t know anything about clinical trials. What I’ve learned is that it’s absolutely crucial to have access to information. Now I know that all the drugs and medicines we take every day were subject to clinical trials and developmental studies.
Learn more about Brian’s story at LIVESTRONG.org/Brian.
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