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mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

April 20, 2017 - Mobile health apps designed for cancer survivors aren’t as effective as they should be, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. A 2016 analysis of dozens of mHealth apps by researchers from CPIC and Stanford University found that few “implemented empowerment elements, underwent rigorous design approaches or included assessment of use in the cancer survivor population.”...


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mHealth Apps for Cancer Survivors Aren’t Meeting Their Needs

by Eric Wicklund

Mobile health apps designed for cancer survivors aren’t as effective as they should be, according to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. A 2016 analysis of dozens of mHealth apps by researchers from CPIC and Stanford University...

UVA Telemedicine Project Offers Mobile Screening for Bladder Cancer

by Eric Wicklund

The University of Virginia has launched a first-of-its-kind study into the use of telemedicine to detect bladder cancer in underserved parts of the state. A mobile health van in Wise, Va., is using a telemedicine hookup with the UVA in Charlottesville...

Telehealth Program Connects African Cancer Clinic with U.S. Specialists

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth program linking cancer specialists across the U.S. with an African hospital will soon expand to several other countries, pushing cancer diagnosis into regions where there might be one pathologist per 1 million people. The program,...

Teledermatology Scores Big With Doctors and Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Community health centers in eastern and central Massachusetts will soon be using a teledermatology platform designed to improve the initial diagnosis of a skin lesion and cut wait times for an appointment that often takes weeks. The telemedicine...

Can a Wearable Help Cancer Patients Manage Their Pain?

by Eric Wicklund

A wearable device that would help cancer patients and their care providers deal with chronic pain will be at the center of a new digital health study. The San Diego-based Scripps Translational Science Institute will partner with Waltham, Mass.-based...

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