|What Caught Our Eye (WCOE) Each week, we take a closer look at the cancer policy articles, studies, and stories that caught our attention.|
The stories that caught our eye this week included an article that points out the use of warlike metaphors to describe one’s experience of cancer as one that may prevent patients from seeking aggressive treatment. Prior research has concluded that warlike metaphors may lead one to feel like a failure or guilty that they didn’t fight hard enough.
Also, in Forbes Magazine was a report out of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that unveiled new evidence regarding a tool that may help inform treatment decision-making for people with low-grade breast cancer. In addition to clinical information, the information may lead to lower costs and risks associated with breast cancer screening by using the pathology tools such as Oncotype Dx.
This What Caught Our Eye (WCOE) post will be our last one of 2014. We’ve received a tremendously positive response, and have been reflecting on ways to connect our readers with more relevant cancer policy news in the coming year. NCCS is active on Twitter, and monitors the platform daily for the latest articles and news related to cancer policy. We’re transitioning to a new WCOE platform that will better connect our readers with the advocates and stories that impact cancer policy. When we return on January 9th, WCOE will feature the many stories that resonated with us on social media. We’re offering a preview of this format in this post.
We’ll continue to analyze and respond in-depth to important cancer policy news in full-length blog posts, and to ensure that the Cancer Policy Matters blog remains a powerful resource for policy makers, health care experts, patient advocates, and all individuals interested in cancer policy issues in 2015.
— NCCS – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (@CancerAdvocacy) December 18, 2014
— Shelley Fuld Nasso (@sfuldnasso) December 16, 2014
— Jennie Chin Hansen (@chinhansen) December 16, 2014