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Morcellation devices: A surgical tool that can spread cancer? What You Need to Know - Anna E. Mazzucco, Ph.D. November 2014   If you have uterine fibroids and are considering treatment or if you’ve heard about uterine morcellation in the news, this article will help you understand the issue. What are power morcellation devices?                 … READ MORE >>
Payment reform puts medical-device industry on the defensive - Modern Healthcare: Medical technology companies are warning that burgeoning pay-for-performance and risk-based reimbursement models will motivate providers to block access to clinically important innovations. READ MORE >>
Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals - NPR. the Masima device company created a Patient Safety Movement Foundation but didn’t investigate reports that its devices harmed patients. “When a company refuses to respond in any way to the FDA other than to say that the FDA is wrong on every issue, that’s not very credible,” Zuckerman said. “Especially when users made complaints that the company’s product put patients at risk,” she said. READ MORE >>

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Thank you to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign supporters! - A big THANK YOU to our Indiegogo campaign supporters! The following donors were among the first 25 people to generously contribute $25 or more to our campaign to raise $10,000 to finalize and print free copies of three new cancer guides. READ MORE >>
Help us Distribute Free Cancer Patient Guides - We hope to finalize, print, and widely distribute free copies of three new cancer patient guides. Breast cancer and prostate cancer are two of the most common cancers in the U.S, with almost half a million new patients diagnosed each year. Fear and misinformation … READ MORE >>
Free Patient Booklet on Prostate Cancer - The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund has developed a free, easy-to-read booklet for men who are deciding whether or not to undergo screening for prostate cancer. READ MORE >>
Free Patient Booklet on Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) - Our patient booklet, DCIS: What You Need to Know, helps women diagnosed with DCIS understand the difference between DCIS and Stage 1 breast cancer, and discuss treatment options with their doctor. It was funded by a grant from the DC Cancer Consortium through the Department of Health, Government of the District of Columbia, with additional support from the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation. READ MORE >>