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Carol Cahill bicycles to honor husband and fund cancer research

– A Kitsap County paper interviewed Carol about Tom’s Mighty Mashers, an Obliteride team in memory of her late husband, Tom Foley.

A Kitsap County paper interviewed Carol about Tom’s Mighty Mashers, an Obliteride team in memory of her late husband, Tom Foley. Carol Cahill, MLS, starred in an August Port Orch…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/aug/carol-cahill-ghri-bicycles-honor-husband-and-fund-cancer-research/

New breast cancer research will study supplemental screening methods

– Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium receives $7.5 million to investigate supplemental breast MRI and tomosynthesis.

Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium receives $7.5 million to investigate supplemental breast MRI and tomosynthesis New technologies for breast imaging are often used for cancer…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/new-breast-cancer-research-will-study-supplemental-screening-methods/

For young adults with cancer, the Clare Project asks: What matters most?

– Inspired by a family member, Dr. Karen Wernli wants to learn what quality care means for young people with advanced cancer.

Clare Project Team: Tara Beatty, Drs. Evette Ludman, Karen Wernli, and Marlaine Gray Inspired by a family member, Dr. Karen Wernli wants to learn what quality care means for young …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/young-adults-cancer-clare-project-asks-what-matters/

Patients and providers talk about lung cancer screening, GHRI listens

– Susan Brandzel, GHRI project manager, tells about two studies that are exploring personal experiences with a new cancer screening program.

The GHRI research team studying perspectives on lung cancer screening includes Josh Roth, Susan Brandzel, Karen Wernli, Lisa Carter-Harris, and Diana Buist. Susan Brandzel, GHRI pr…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/patients-and-providers-talk-about-lung-cancer-screening-ghri-listens/

Patients power SIMBA research on breast cancer, mammograms, breast MRIs

– A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve had the disease before.

SIMBA patient advisory board member Pamela Cox. A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve ha…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/patients-power-simba-research-breast-cancer-mammograms-breast-mris/

Thanks to Group Health research, I helped save a life

– Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death.

Recruiting participants for a colon-cancer screening study wasn’t easy. But a young interviewer discovered her work may have prevented someone’s untimely death. by Kilian Kimbel, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/thanks-group-health-research-i-helped-save-life/

Screening for breast cancer? Menopausal status, not just age, may matter

– Dr. Diana Buist explains the new Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study in JAMA Oncology, which she co-wrote.

Dr. Diana Buist explains the new Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study in JAMA Oncology, which she co-wrote. By Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH, Senior Investigator, Group Healt…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/oct-2015/screening-breast-cancer-menopausal-status-not-just-age-may-matter/

For mammography, radiologists do better without computer help

– Based on a new BCSC study, Dr. Diana Buist tells of technology that adds cost to breast cancer screening—without improving outcomes. Dr. Marc Mora comments.

Dr. Buist helps set course for giving people needed care. Based on a new BCSC study, Dr. Diana Buist tells of technology that adds cost to breast cancer screening—without improvi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/sept/news-release-computer-aided-detection-does-not-improve-breast-cancer-screening/

Applying computer power to cancer research

– Before journalist Laurie Becklund died, she called for Big Data research on cancer. That’s exactly what the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium does.

The late Laurie Becklund. Photographed by Elizabeth Rose Becklund Weinstein. Before journalist Laurie Becklund died, she called for Big Data research on cancer. That’s exactly what…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/applying-computer-power-cancer-research/

News release: Home tests and automated reminders cut colon cancer screening costs

– With Kaiser Permanente colleagues, Group Health finds cost savings for two years.

  Group Health researchers had shown that more of our patients got screened for colon cancer when they used electronic health records to identify patients who weren't screened …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/news-release-home-tests-and-automated-reminders-cut-colon-cancer-screening-costs/

New breast cancer risk calculator factors in density

– An online tool and app to estimate breast cancer risk is a conversation starter for women and practitioners.

Learn more Journal of the National Cancer Institute Breast Density Does Not Influence Breast Cancer Death Among Breast Cancer Patients A study by GHRI’s Laura E. Ichikaw…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/new-breast-cancer-risk-calculator-factors-density/

Treating the body and the mind after cancer diagnosis

– Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors When I tell people I study depression and cancer, I often get…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/treating-body-and-mind-after-cancer-diagnosis/

Science doesn’t have to be sexy to save lives

– Prevention can save more lives from cancer than treatment does. Dr. Jennifer McClure tells how you can support such research and help stop deadly disease—before it starts.

Prevention can save more lives from cancer than treatment does. Dr. Jennifer McClure tells how you can support such research and help stop deadly disease—before it starts.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/group-health-research-news-science-doesnt-have-be-sexy-save-lives/