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Cancer-Related Internet Use and Its Association With Patient Decision Making and Trust in Physicians Among Patients in an Early Drug Development Clinic: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The role of cancer-related internet use on the patient-physician relationship has not been adequately explored among patients who are cancer-related internet users (CIUs) in early-phase clinical trial clinics. Objective: We examined the association between cancer-related internet use and the patient-physician relationship and decision making among CIUs in an early drug development clinic. Methods: Of 291 Phase I clinic patients who completed a questionnaire on internet use, 179 were ...
Tags: Health, US, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mann Whitney, Wilcoxon


Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

Can the genetic makeup of their cancers predict how patients with lung cancer will respond to radiation therapy? And can this information be used to advance a genetically guided strategy for patients with these tumors? Cleveland Clinic researcher and radiation oncologist Mohamed Abazeed, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to delve into those and other related questions.
Tags: Health, Cleveland Clinic, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mohamed Abazeed


Major grant funds research effort that seeks to understand complexity of invasive cancer

A $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensive multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to better understand how cancer cells reach an aggressive state and begin to damage surrounding tissue.
Tags: Health, National Cancer Institute NCI


Disaster aftermath: Helping people to ensure Medicare benefits continue

Photo: Eric Hackathorn via Flickr Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the south east United States. It left at least 43 people dead and forced many from their homes, due to rising rivers that flooded many communities. In parts of North Carolina, the storm was particularly cruel to lower income residents, reported The Washington Post. Disasters like this may be hardest on older residents – who may not drive, have serious chronic health conditions or mobility problems. Older people who were forc...
Tags: Health, Aging, Disaster, Hurricane, Social Security, Medicare, North Carolina, Medicare Advantage, National Cancer Institute NCI, Social determinants, ESRD



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