February Resource Roundup
Welcome to our monthly resource roundup! Each month, we’ll be curating study opportunities, new clinical trials, research results, news articles, personal perspectives, and upcoming events of interest to women and families affected by breast, ovarian, or metastatic breast cancer. Below are some links you might find useful.
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic Trial Talk has a list of 10 new clinical trials added to Breast Cancer Trials.org and Metastatic Trial Search. It also features carefully selected news and research about MBC each month including personal stories, resources and support.
Moving Better with Cancer, by Martha Carlson for Cure magazine
"It was, in truth, a problem that had pretty much wrecked my relatively good quality of life despite metastatic cancer. I had spent the first three years of my treatment requiring of myself that I continue to exercise, usually on the treadmill...By the time I answered my doctor's question, I was walking very little and feeling depressed about how my life had changed."
IQVIA, a healthcare research firm, is currently conducting 60-75 minute phone interviews with lung or breast cancer patients currently or previously on chemotherapy to discuss their treatment experience. This research is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company, and may help improve how the patient experience is accounted for in clinical trials for new treatments.
You will receive $25 USD for completing or allowing your physician to complete a form providing some specific medical information to determine your eligibility and $100 USD if eligible (after completing the phone interview).
If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to determine if you might be eligible: http://alphadetail.com/lcbcmd
If you have any questions, please contact Ally Nguyen of IQVIA at +1-917-327-4097, Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM ET, or anytime at [email protected]
New study finds a significant decline in precancerous cervical lesions in U.S by Charles Bankhead for MedPage Today
"The incidence of precancerous cervical lesions containing human papillomavirus (HPV) declined significantly from 2008 to 2014, as did the HPV strains that cause most cervical cancers, CDC investigators reported."
2019 State of Gynecological Cancers, via the Foundation for Women's Cancer
"Many patients are not aware the gynecologic oncology specialty exists. They may instead seek treatment with an OB-GYN or medical oncologist when faced with a gynecologic cancer-related issue. But studies show that women who are treated initially by a care team headed by a gynecologic oncologist experience better outcomes.... As we celebrate the SGO’s 50th anniversary, the FWC felt it was an important time to take a look at recent, significant advances made in the prevention, detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers."
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