Today’s cancer patients desperately want access to faster and better treatment options, but despite success stories and great potential, the actual use of diagnostic tests and increased data about individuals to tailor their treatment is… Read More »Activating Patients: The Path to Personalizing Cancer Treatment
In July of 2018, Brad was diagnosed with lymphoma and had gone through a course of chemotherapy. Building on that experience and his 35+ years of consulting and research on process innovation and business transformation, he is focusing his professional activities on helping people with a cancer diagnosis navigate to the best options for their treatment.
Re-engineering Precision Medicine: A Patient Perspective on the Gap Between Innovation and Application (Guest Podcast)
In this episode of the Precision Medicine Podcast, Brad Power, a courageous journalistic voice, and lymphoma survivor, shares why he’s fighting for greater access to precision medicine in clinical practice. Brad has also worked as a re-engineering… Read More »Re-engineering Precision Medicine: A Patient Perspective on the Gap Between Innovation and Application (Guest Podcast)
As a cancer patient with a likelihood of recurrence of my disease, I need the hope that comes from the rapid introduction of innovative, personalized treatments. I believe that our healthcare system isn’t adopting new… Read More »How to Advocate for Yourself: Advice from An Empowered Lymphoma Patient
Summary If you get a cancer diagnosis, it’s increasingly important that you understand the unique testing and treatments that are exploding and available to you, and to maximize the positive impact of behaviors only you control,… Read More »Why You Need to Actively Engage in Your Cancer Treatment
Summary Despite success stories and great potential, the actual use of diagnostic tests and increased data about individuals to tailor their cancer treatment is amazingly low (in the low single digits % of the total… Read More »Why Personalization of Cancer Treatment Isn’t Happening – And What You Can Do About It
If you get a cancer diagnosis and can afford it, you should get a review by a specialist in your cancer. If you don’t, you could miss new, less invasive life-saving options, or pursue an… Read More »Where Can You Get Online Advice on Your Best Cancer Treatment Options?
A cancer diagnosis can be shattering to an individual and his or her family and friends. The emotional earthquake can make everyone’s mind turn to mush. What does it mean? What do you do first?… Read More »What to Do When You Get a Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Thanks to medical advancements, people receiving a cancer diagnosis might have many potential treatment options, ranging from established, “tried-and-true” treatments to experimental ones. But in many cases, it’s up to… Read More »How data can empower patients to personalize and improve their cancer treatment
Getting to your best cancer treatment depends on accessing lots of data about you and providing it to experts and expert systems to get their recommendations. Unfortunately, getting access to and managing the large volumes… Read More »Improve Your Cancer Treatment with Personalized Data
Summary: The potential of next-generation sequencing to revolutionize cancer treatment by enabling personalized therapies is still more promise than reality. Despite the best intentions of leaders at academic cancer centers, the translation of sequencing technology’s potential… Read More »Accelerating Personalization in Cancer Treatment: A Patient’s Perspective