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Woman with cancer makes online plea for trial drug | Bay News 9

Woman with cancer makes online plea for trial drug | Bay News 9 | Breast Cancer Research | Scoop.it
Last year, Darlene Gant was dying of breast cancer. From her bedside, she made an online plea for the trial drug Pertuzumab.

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An inspiring story that exemplifies the importance of advocating for oneself, even if it means going public.

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Susan Zager's curator insight, August 26, 2013 2:05 PM

Darlene's story is so amazing. Her online plea for the drug Pertuzumab was so powerful and I am so glad she got the drug from the drug company. Her story is so inspiring.

Susan Zager's comment, August 27, 2013 3:14 PM
Darlene is also helping others on her site at: http://www.hopesupportgroup.com/
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The Health of Women (HOW) Study

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What is the Health of Women (HOW) Study?

The majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known clinical risk factors. This means we don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to prevent it. The HOW Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer.  We will collect information about your health, your job, your diet, and your family history, among other topics that can help us get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes.  Periodically, we will send you questionnaires about anything and everything. All you have to do is fill them out online. It’s that simple. This is a partnership and we need you for the long haul. The more questionnaires you fill out, the more information we will have that can help us have a better understanding of why women get breast cancer.


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Susan Zager's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:58 PM

Here is the page where you can register for Dr. Susan Love Fondation's HOW (Health of Women) study. You can sign up if you have or have not had a history of breast cancer.

vince tracy's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:08 PM

Bloody terrible disease. Spend money on research now as it's so badly needed

Natalie Palmer's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:05 AM

Prevention is key...

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Personal Websites Benefit Women With Breast Cancer - Cancer

Personal Websites Benefit Women With Breast Cancer - Cancer | Breast Cancer Research | Scoop.it

"Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D., of the University of California at Los Angeles, and colleagues randomly assigned 88 women diagnosed with breast cancer to participation in Project Connect Online or a waiting-list control group. The intervention consisted of a three-hour workshop to create a personal website and a follow-up call to encourage its use.

The researchers found that, six months later, women in the intervention group showed significant benefit in depressive symptoms, positive mood, and life appreciation compared with women in the control group. No benefit was observed in negative mood, perceived strengthened relationships, or intrusive thoughts. Among women participating in the online intervention, those who were currently undergoing treatment for cancer showed significantly greater benefit in depressive symptoms and positive mood than those not receiving treatment."


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Susan Zager's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:30 AM

Here's another article referring to the abstract at: http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2013/08/12/JCO.2012.46.9015?papetoc


Natalie Palmer's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:08 AM

This makes perfect sense...