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Rite Aid Stores Hosts RV Tour From the Skin Cancer Foundation Coming To A Store Near You For a Free Skin Cancer Screen by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Mar 2012 6:15pm This is pretty cool as a big RV comes around and had 2 private exam rooms so each person has privacy while being screened.  All locations in each state have not been posted yet but it looks like Florida is right at the top of the tour.  The tour is accredited with finding over 5,000 cases of pre-cancer and 239 cases o ... Read on »
Low Cancer Screening Rates Raise Cancer Burden by A4M Posted Mon 13 Feb 2012 10:13pm Posted on 2012-02-13 06:00:00 in Cancer | Diagnostics | Each year, approximately 350,000 persons are diagnosed with breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer in the United States, and ... Read on »
Register for FREE Skin Cancer Screening with Skin Cancer Takes Friends Program (sponsored by Olay and the American Society for D by Nicki Z. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 May 2009 1:07pm Kim Raver is a celebrity endorsement for the 2009 Skin Cancer Takes Friends Program. Each year, over 59,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States alone, according to 2007 estimates from the American Cancer Society. While melanoma exhibits an impressive 99% localized 5-year survival rate and a 91% overall 5-year survival ... Read on »
News digest – clinical trials, bowel cancer screening, coffee and cancer, and more by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 May 2012 12:00am Catch up on the cancer news Sunday was International Clinical Trials Day. To mark the occasion, Gareth Griffiths, Scientific Director of our Wales Cancer Trials Unit, wrote us an article about the world-class clinical trials being carried out there. Nearly one in five cancer patients in the UK now take part in clinical trials – th ... Read on »
Podcast: cervical cancer screening, prostate cancer treatment, lung surgery rates and a big day out at Westminster by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Fri 19 Nov 2010 12:00am Click on the image to listen to the latest podcast We’re thinking of changing or stopping our monthly podcasts – but we need to know what you think. Please leave us your feedback about the podcast in the comments below, to help us decide what to do. Thanks. In this month’s podcast, we’ve got a roundup of the news from the NCRI ... Read on »
Rosetta Genomics Unveils Colon Cancer Screening Diagnostic using MicroRNA Biomarkers by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 18 Jan 2009 2:12am A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Ronen Tamir, Chief Commercialization Officer, at Rosetta regarding their recently released tests for tumors found in lung cancer to identify cancer of the unknown primary.  Just as with the lung cancer tests, the company is using microRNA biomarkers, obtained from a simple blood draw that w ... Read on »
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... Read on »
Electronic Reminders Failed To Boost Cancer Screening, Study FindsReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Oct 2012 12:00am A new study evaluates the effectiveness of an electronic reminder system designed to boost colorectal cancer screening rates at eight Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. According to the study, the system did not significantly increase cancer screening rates. Reuters. from iHealthBeat ... Read on »
Use of EHRs Boosts Colon Cancer Screening Rates, New Study FindsReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 Mar 2013 12:00am A study finds that a centralized initiative to remind patients to obtain colon cancer screenings helped improve testing rates. Researchers said that they were able to leverage electronic health records to identify those who needed screenings. Reuters, CNN’s “The Chart.” from iHealthBeat ... Read on »
London Breast Cancer Expert comments on misleading breast cancer screening advice. by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:46pm “The letter recently published in the BMJ (Baum et al, Feb.2009) and widely circulated in the national media in the UK regarding breast cancer screening lacks objectivity and scientific accuracy. The letter is characterised by a biased selection of evidence from the scientific literature in order to underestimate the benefit of breast cancer ... Read on »