Blogs

Read here blogs written by the OWise team. The team, all scientists, discuss topics that may be of interest to you. So far the topics have been highlighted by our close collaborators including patients, carers, cancer clinicians, support workers and other health care professionals. If you have any suggestions for an interesting blog, please get in touch!

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September 11, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Allie Moon

Allie was part of user testing for the new OWise app. Read more about her experience in our latest Q&A.

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August 20, 2020

5 Facts You May Not Know About Breast Cancer

From its first record to the discovery of its common treatments, uncover more about breast cancer.

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DNA strand
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August 6, 2020

BRCA: the inherited risk of breast cancer

BRCA is one of the most well-known genes influencing the risk of cancer. Explore exactly what it is, the associated risk of breast cancer, and treatments in development to target these genes.

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July 24, 2020

Coping with guilt through expressive writing

Guilt is a complex emotion: it can come in many different forms and can be experienced for a variety of different reasons in the context of breast cancer, as well as in other aspects of life.

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July 9, 2020

Tamoxifen vs. Aromatase Inhibitors – How do they work?

Both tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are hormonal therapies used in the treatment of oestrogen positive breast cancers to stop tumour growth and recurrence.

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June 25, 2020

To PRO or not to PRO? That’s not the question

The current pandemic has put enormous pressures on cancer care. The role of e-Health technologies in the management of cancer care is becoming more vital than ever.

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June 8, 2020

The History of HER2 and Herceptin®

The discovery of the HER2 gene led to the development of Herceptin®: a targeted therapy that is widely used today for HER2+ breast cancer patients.

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Blog
May 5, 2020

Chemobrain without chemo?

Cognitive decline (chemobrain) is usually only spoken about as being a side effect of chemotherapy, yet studies have shown that other treatments can cause chemobrain.

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Fatigue cartoon with a tired head with a flower coming out of the brain
Blog
March 22, 2020

Cancer-related fatigue is not “just tiredness”

Cancer-related fatigue is a common and weakening side effects of cancer. People with cancer know what being tired normally feels like; this feeling of fatigue is different.

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March 21, 2020

What are monoclonal antibodies?

There is a lot of terminology that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. Explore how monoclonal antibodies such as Herceptin® work and how to recognise them!

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