Linnea’s Story: Living Longer With Lung Cancer Thanks To Research

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Linnea Olson is a lung cancer patient/advocate who attributes her extended survival (diagnosed in April of 2005) to innovative medical research and clinical trials.  Extraordinarily mindful of what a gift each new day is, Linnea divides her time between her many friends, three children, art, writing, advocacy and a rather demanding little pup named Kumo. … Read more>>

The Importance of Clinical Trials

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Joining a clinical trial may be the most important step a mesothelioma patient or any cancer patient can make — taking a leap of faith that goes well beyond your own best interest. Clinical trials are scientific studies where new breakthroughs, such as treatments, drugs and other therapies, are first tested on patients to determine … Read more>>

Family History, Clinical Trials, Mammograms and Mastectomy: Marla’s Breast Cancer Story

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Our latest guest post in our month long series dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness comes from Marla Wexler, a breast cancer survivor whose powerful image and quote about mastectomy went viral when it was first posted on Instagram nearly 2 years ago. MarlaJan Wexler is 35 years old, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a … Read more>>

AWARE for All Event to Raise Clinical Research Awareness & Participation

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Have you ever wondered where new medicines come from? A very high percentage of the public cannot name a place where clinical trials are conducted and most say they wouldn’t know how to go about finding or evaluating clinical trials in which to participate. Medical experts point out that only 3% of eligible patients  actually enroll in clinical trials. Lack … Read more>>

Patient Perspective: How A Clinical Trial Changed Cassandra’s Life

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Have you ever wondered what drives patients to take part in research or what their journey might have been like? In today’s guest post Cassandra shares her inspiring story of participation and the profound effect it has had on her life. You can find out more about her story, and connect with her on social media by … Read more>>

In the Fight of Their Lives: A Caregiver Perspective on Participating in a Clinical Trial

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Our guest post today originally appeared on Anne Moore Sabatos’ blog. She and her husband Mike have been married barely over a year and they are in the battle of their lives.  From the “About Me” page of her blog, Anne writes “We were married in November of 2014. Unfortunately, he has cancer, and not … Read more>>

Celebrating Clinical Trials Awareness Week with a Google Hangout and Tweet Chat #CTAW2015 #CTAW

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Clinical Trials Awareness Week May 4-8, 2015 May 4-8, 2015 marks Clinical Trials Awareness Week, and we hope you’ll join us for a week of activities. We’re raising awareness about the need for volunteers by shining a national spotlight on the issue. An overwhelming number of clinical trials fail solely due to lack of volunteers. … Read more>>

C.H.E.E.R. Campaign – Giving the Real Heroes the Recognition They Deserve!

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Clinical Heroes Educated & Engaged in Research (CHEER) Campaign Researchers are making great strides in learning more about the diseases and conditions that can affect us all. Making breakthrough discoveries and developing cutting-edge therapies can only happen with the help of volunteers who step up to partner with scientists and participate in research studies. Every … Read more>>

Tom’s Story: How Parkinson’s Disease Drives One Man to Make a Difference

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In this installment of our “Through the Patient Lens” Series we introduce you to Tom Eckhardt. He shares his inspiring story about being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), along with some surprising facts about research in PD. You can read Tom’s blog at “It Is What It Is!” and follow him on Twitter @tnrunner46. Tom’s … Read more>>

Disruptive Innovations: From Center Stage to Vendor Booth

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The path which led me to HealthiVibe started with Craig Lipset, Pfizer’s Global Head of R&D, interviewing me at Disruptive Innovations in 2012. That’s when the whole idea of “patient centered” clinical trials took root for me, becoming my passion. I figured if people were willing to listen to thoughts I had on how my … Read more>>