Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care
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News
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Patients Helping Patients: Improving Health Literacy and Cancer Care

joan justice - May 20, 2014

(Originally published on Patient Empowerment Network) (Originally published on Patient Empowerment Network)ASCO recently published their paper on State of Cancer Care in America 2014. In this paper, authors outline…

What Is a Patient Opinion Leader?
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What Is a Patient Opinion Leader?

joan justice - May 6, 2014

(Originally posted on Patient Empowerment Network) (Originally posted on Patient Empowerment Network)Panelists at the City of Hope eventWikipedia says:“Patient Opinion Leaders (POLs) are individuals who are well versed in…

Patient-Centered Research at the National Cancer Institute
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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Patient-Centered Research at the National Cancer Institute

joan justice - April 29, 2014

First published on the Patient Empowerment Network blog.We think of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as more of a biomedical research-oriented institution than a patient-centered one, but…

How Patients Can Receive Financial Assistance For Medication
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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How Patients Can Receive Financial Assistance For Medication

joan justice - April 1, 2014

During the past several years, the media has talked continuously about health costs in general and medication costs in particular. During the past several years, the media…

Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information
eHealth
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eHealth
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Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

joan justice - March 25, 2014

A recent survey of cancer patients by Patient Power yielded amazingly powerful results.Almost 1300 patients responded to the survey, 72% from the US and the rest from…

Clinical Trial Patient Accrual: Good, Bad, and Ugly
eHealth
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eHealth
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Clinical Trial Patient Accrual: Good, Bad, and Ugly

joan justice - March 18, 2014

Clinical trials for cancer patients can be a life-saving opportunity. But most clinical trials do not even finish due to lack of patient participation. Why is this?…

One-on-One Cancer Support Empowers Patients
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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One-on-One Cancer Support Empowers Patients

joan justice - March 10, 2014

“I've been there. I beat it. And so will you," says Jonny Imerman, cancer survivor and founder of Imerman Angels, a cancer support group that matches cancer…

How to Educate and Empower Patients: Thoughts From an Expert
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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How to Educate and Empower Patients: Thoughts From an Expert

joan justice - February 26, 2014

Patient empowerment through patient education is an all-important topic in the news and among healthcare providers and their patients.  There are specific patient education departments in most…

Mobile Apps for Chronic Cancer Patients
eHealth
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eHealth
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Mobile Apps for Chronic Cancer Patients

joan justice - February 19, 2014

Which apps can be used by chronic cancer patients to help them with their illness and overall health?There are literally thousands of medical apps in the marketplace…

Social Media
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How Chronic Cancer Patients Use Social Media to Stay Informed

joan justice - February 11, 2014

New research and treatment has made many cancers that were previously terminal now chronic. Patients live with the condition and daily go about their lives. But often, they…