American Society of Clinical Oncology

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  • Savannah Hart Speech

    As I watched Savannah Hart accept the annual New York City perseverance award with a standing ovation from the audience on TV, I lost it. That moment was the last straw. Savannah Hart is loved by the entire world. Little kids all across the nation look up to her. She singlehandedly discovered the cure for cancer while devoting her life to helping the school districts of New York City and the education system in Africa. Nevertheless, she does all this while coping with a serious heart condition. "How does she do it?” is a question that gets asked by people across the world everyday. I am going to let you in on a little secret: She doesn’t. Savannah Hart is a fraud. Here’s how “She did it." Back in Yale, The Remedium Institute, a secret research center known by few for its groundbreaking discoveries in research, were looking to hire a fresh, college student. It was me vs her. We were both trying to land the job, but we knew only one of us would get hired. After weeks of being evaluated and interviewed, I won the job. My career was taking off as I was the youngest person to be hired by The Remedium Institute. For the first years of my career, I worked with a team of scientists on cancer research. We worked crazy hours. After countless nights of no-sleep, my team discovered a medicine that cured the cancer in rodents. We were days away from a cure in humans. My group and I were working with a substance that we were not cleared to work with. However, this didn’t matter…

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  • Causes And Prevention Of Adolescent Cancer

    As cancer incidence rates rise internationally, a larger percent of patients require research through clinical trials and treatments to cure their cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the primary federal agency for cancer research in the United States, defines cancer as “a collection of related diseases… [in which] some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues” (“What Is Cancer?”). Cancer is the leading cause of death for children ages 0 to 19 in…

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  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Case Study

    dose to be delivered to the normal tissues as compared with conventional photon or electron techniques. In a typical proton therapy treatment, various mono-energetic proton beams are combined to deliver a more uniform dose to the target and thus produces a Spread-out Bragg Peak (SOBP) to encompass the target volume. (Pawlicki, Scanderbeg & Starkschall, 2016) In addition, the integral dose in the patient for proton therapy is typically at least a factor of three lower as compared with any form…

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  • Interprofessional Communication Conflicts: A Case Study

    According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures (2015), “cancer is the second leading cause of death among children aged 0-14 years of age. Mortality rates for child-hood cancer have declined by 67% over the past four decades, from 6.3 (per 100,000) in 1970 to 2.1 in 2011. The substantial progress in reducing childhood cancer mortality is largely attributable to improvements in treatment and high rates of participation in clinical trials” (p.11). With the increased rates of…

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  • BSE Pamphlet Analysis

    pamphlet. Purpose The purpose of creating a pamphlet about BSE is to provide upstream, early recognition health care rather than, late recognition and intensive treatment of the disease. Early detection of breast cancer allows for rapid interventions to decrease disease progression and worsening. American Cancer Society suggests, “when breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 100%” (National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., n.d.). Due to the extremely…

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  • Animal Assisted Therapy Case Study

    It’s goal is for the patient to receive love and comfort from the animal while giving patients a chance to get their minds off of treatments, pain or stress. Animal-Assisted Interventions is not new in the Philippines. Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has a “Dr. Dog” program that involves visits to organizations such as rescue centers and orphanages. Communitails team wants this to be pushed further (Chang, 2018). Friends for Cancer Kids Iloilo Foundation, Inc. (FCKIFI) is a SEC-…

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  • Nurse Case Management Case Study

    Case management: Nurse case managers assist in the improvement of coordination of services and accessibility for each member of the community. Case manager nurses assist with meeting the needs of the individual or families, at the same time that provides reduction of costs, proficient use of resources and avoids disintegration of care (Lewenson & Truglio-Londrigan, 2013). Case management nurses can provide information and assist patients with placements with assistance programs. They also can…

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  • American Cancer Informative Speech Outline

    ever and after a six months battle my Grandfather lose his life. II. According to the American Cancer Society it’s expected that in 2015 there…

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  • Free Euthanasia Essays: The Last Choice

    conscious enough to say goodbye to those you love the most. Shouldn’t at the very least, that last choice be yours when your world is ripped away? As an American we have many freedoms that others do not. We have the right to believe in whatever we choose, to be anything we desire and are willing to work for, and for the most part live our lives the way we see fit for our own individual needs. The downside to America is the fact that we are sometimes a very religiously ethical based country, and…

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  • Relay For Life Walkathon Informative Speech

    Please join our team in this year's Relay for Life event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society and also obtain a great workout. Cancer affects our community significantly. However, you can do something about it. Relay for Life walkathon provide funds for the improvements in treatment and prevention. With your help, we can make a difference and help fight against cancer. Facts to consider: • About 10,380 children between the ages 0-14 years will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. •…

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