Blog
January 28, 2021

The concept of neoadjuvant therapy in breast cancer

Find out about therapy before surgery (neoadjuvant) in breast cancer. In this blog, we cover
the main aspects, its impact on surgery and long-term outcomes.

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Untangling drug terminology
Blog
January 21, 2021

Untangling monoclonal antibodies – Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab, Atezolizumab

We know that drug names can be confusing. That’s why we’re untangling drug terminology. Starting with the monoclonal antibodies (AKA the mabs).

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Natasha, OWise User
Blog
January 7, 2021

Breast cancer, taboos and the BAME community: Q&A with Natasha

This week we had the pleasure to speak with Natasha (@blackbaldnbeautiful) about breast cancer in the BAME community.

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Blog
December 22, 2020

Hot flushes: What causes them and how to manage them

Are you experiencing hot flushes? This blog explores what causes them and tips to help you manage them.

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News
December 17, 2020

The future of healthcare is through apps: A Siemens Healthineers Analysis

The team at Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has explored how digitalisation has impacted patient care. Find out how OWise can improve cancer care and how to integrate it into your hospital.

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Blog
December 17, 2020

Demystifying fear of cancer recurrence

Fear of cancer recurrence is one of the most common psychosocial effects of cancer. Find out what it is and how to manage it.

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Blog
December 10, 2020

The Power of the Written Word: Our Conversation with Sara from ‘Ticking Off Breast Cancer’

Sara Liyanage, the creator of the website and book, ‘Ticking Off Breast Cancer’, speaks to us about her work in raising people’s voices.

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Clinical trials - a doctor holding a new drig
Blog
December 3, 2020

Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer: Our A to Z Guide

Want to better understand what clinical trials are and what they mean for you? Here is OWise’s extensive guide to all things clinical trials.

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Mary Huckle
Blog
November 30, 2020

Mary Huckle speaks with us about Exercise and Cancer

Mary Huckle, a pilates instructor and personal trainer, lets us know how regular exercise can help people during their breast cancer treatment.

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Blog
November 12, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Michaela

Michaela, an OWise User, has kindly agreed to share her experience of breast cancer treatment as well as how the OWise app has supported her.

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Blog
October 29, 2020

Secondary HR+ Breast cancer – What’ve hormones got to do with it?

Have secondary hormone receptor positive breast cancer? Find out your treatment options and the latest advances for this subtype.

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Counselling Session
Blog
October 28, 2020

‘Counselling with Cancer’ & advice for managing anxiety during COVID

Claire Francis from ‘Counselling with Cancer’ speaks to us about her practice, anxiety during the pandemic and how the OWise app can help.

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Blog
October 23, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Michelle

Michelle was part of the user testing for the latest version of the OWise app. Read her thoughts on OWise here.

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Blog
October 22, 2020

HR+ Breast Cancer: What’ve hormones got to do with it?

Have early stage hormone receptor positive breast cancer? Check out this blog to find out what it is and how it may affect your treatment plan.

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Blog
October 15, 2020

Triple Negative and Me: TNBC and its treatments

If you have Triple Negative breast cancer, find out exactly what triple negative is and how it can affect your treatment plan.

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Blog
October 8, 2020

It’s All About HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

If you have HER2-positive breast cancer, this is the blog for you! Find out exactly what HER2 is and how it may affect your treatment plan.

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Blog
October 1, 2020

Your Pathology Results Explained

In the first of our series ‘Breast cancer under the microscope’, better understand your pathology report.

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OWise Q&A
Blog
September 25, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Jenny

Jenny is an OWise user that has been part of user testing for the latest version of the app. Read her thoughts on OWise here.

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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
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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Blog
June 8, 2020

HER2 and Herceptin®: A Look at the History

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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