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- Here’s what’s new in the non-dairy milk aisleSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-03-10By Leah Ettman
- Why shaving salt mattersSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-03-08By Caitlin Dow
- These chicken-and-bean recipes are pure comfort foodSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-03-06By Kate Sherwood
- Should you order a salad or a bowl?Source: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-03-03By Leah Ettman
- What’s the word on apple cider vinegar?Source: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-03-01By Caitlin Dow
- 4 ways to buy better breadSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-27By Lindsay Moyer
- These restaurant burgers are over the topSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-24By Leah Ettman
- Got high blood pressure? This nutrient may help.Source: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-22By Caitlin Dow
- One out of three U.S. adults have prediabetesSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-20By Caitlin Dow
- Are “lighter” menus and mini desserts too good to be true?Source: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-17By Leah Ettman
- Broccoli you’ll want to make again and againSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-15By Kate Sherwood
- 5 things you should know about high blood pressureSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-13By Caitlin Dow
- 4 ways to get beans on your dinner plateSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-10By Leah Ettman
- The perfect winter fruitSource: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-08By Lindsay Moyer
- Prescription drugs or arsenic in your drinking water?Source: Nutrition Action TipsPublished on 2017-02-06By David Schardt
Mapping the Patient-Provider Ecosystem
Practical Insight When Dealing with Specific Providers
The Global Cancer Patient Initiative also allows patients to anonymously identify their approximate location as well as the provider that offers them treatment. It is an ever-changing snapshot of the global cancer support ecosystem. Patients can then offer practical insight when dealing with their particular provider. For example, there are many hidden costs and difficulties when seeking treatment. Getting to the provider, finding discounts for parking, lodging, meals, child care, equipment, and much more. Such “patient-learned provider-tips” are valuable for the future patient ahead.
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The Cancer Institute of Guyana works with clients who face this challenge daily. In support of the launch of the Caribbean Cancer Alliance’s Cancer Advocacy Agenda, the CIG prepared a video compilation of testimonials from cancer patients.
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Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in Guatemala. According to the Guatemala Department of Public Health and Social Assistance, only 40% of Guatemalan women have ever been screened.
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Cancer is fast becoming Africa's new public health crisis; unfortunately, as with past African health crises, the global community is not responding sufficiently. Cancer is Attacking Africa exposes key problems and presents viable, immediate solutions presented by African and international medical, scientific and public health experts.
This 22-minute version of the full documentary 'Cancer is Attacking Africa' aims to make the key policy arguments for ACTION.
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The USO Bike Ride (U-understanding S = Strengthening O = overcoming, in relation to Cancer) recently promoted the importance of physical activity, Cancer Awareness and the reduction of salt in our diets, to 10 individual (college & primary) schools around Apia,
This was achieved working alongside the Ministry of Health and the Cancer Society of Samoa.
This clip is of Maluafou College, a EFKS religion based school centred just outside of Apia and has about 500-600 students in attendance for this school assembly. We only assume that this is the entire school.
Speaking after her TEDxUCD 2016 talk Professor Michaela Higgins said, “We are seeing an exponential increase in cancer cases in the developing world as we improve the control of infant mortality rates and infectious diseases. 70% of all cancer deaths are occurring in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, yet nearly 90% of the $100 billion currently being used to treat cancers is spent in Europe, USA and Japan.”
“As I outlined in my TEDxUCD 2016 talk to reduce this imbalance, and taking into account that most cancers have a lifestyle or environmental cause, we need to stop smoking, eat healthily and vaccinate against common cancer-causing viruses.”
Prior to Professor Higgins current appointment, Michaela was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Consultant Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
While in Boston, Michaela was involved with the development of a small oncology service over an 18-month period, at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti. This was with support from Partners in Health, a not-for-profit corporation working to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need, in Haiti and around the world. She is a member of Cancer Research UK’s Clinical Trials Awards and Advisory Committee and the Mater Hospital Lung Cancer Working Group. She serves on the UCD Clinical Research Centre Executive Committee. Michaela is enthusiastic about teaching the next generation of medical doctors, and is particularly interested in global oncology.