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Oncology Patient Advocacy Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | February 3, 2016

Patient Advocacy awareness ribbonsThis week in health care trends, our oncology patient advocacy spotlight includes World Cancer Day 2016 and the importance and impact of clinical trial patients.

Cancer Care: Patients Who Join Clinical Trials Can Be Lifesavers

This article argues that, although cancer patients are often thought of as needing help — and they do — they are also “in a unique position to make contributions to science that, even if they won’t benefit personally, can certainly be helpful to others.”

World Cancer Day 2016

Tomorrow (Feb. 4) is World Cancer Day 2016, which “explores how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.” Learn more and join the campaign to show your support.

Three Interventions that Reduce Childhood Obesity Are Projected to Save More than They Cost to Implement

A study estimating the cost-effectiveness of seven different interventions to reduce childhood obesity found that “three of the seven interventions—excise tax, elimination of the tax deduction, and nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools outside of meals—saved more in health care costs than they cost to implement.”

Value of Healthcare = Connections in Your Network

In this post, CancerGeek argues that cancer care is becoming more and more about connections: “No longer is expertise collected and housed inside physician lounges, hospitals, healthcare systems or professional organizations. Expertise is everywhere.”

The articles above are from our dedicated Oncology Patient Advocacy e-magazine. Follow us on Flipboard or Twitter, or just watch for the links to this and our other magazines in our regular weekly BioBlog emails. (Don’t get our emails yet? Subscribe here!)

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