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Cancer Patienthood project

Identity, community and care in online accounts of hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome

What it is like for people to undergo screening and monitoring for cancer when they have not been diagnosed with the disease itself? Read more »

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The Sociology of Cancer

Thesp members’ new article questions the widely accepted view that biomedical research is straightforwardly driving improvements in cancer care, demonstrating the importance of social research about living with and beyond cancer in improving cancer services and reducing the risk of cancer. It also underlines the importance of journalists, public commentators and social researchers investigating and taking into account the different experiences and perspectives of a range of people affected by cancer so that their voices can be heard and services shaped to cater for their needs. Read more »

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Online discussions of Oncotype DX testing in early-stage breast cancer

Emily Ross, Julia Swallow, Anne Kerr and Sarah Cunningham-Burley discuss how ‘personalising’ patients’ cancer care through Oncotype DX has mixed results for patients’ decision making about their care. Read more »

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Genomic medicine: Patients’, practitioners’ and family members’ hopes for the future. Initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project

Choon Key Chekar reports the initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project. Read more »

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