HIV Linked to Increased Risk for Both First and Second Primary Cancer Incidence

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Did you know? “The most common types of cancer that inflict people living with HIV are non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kaposi sarcoma, lung cancer, anal cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, correctional cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, oral/pharyngeal cancer, female breast cancer, and cervical cancer.” In the United states,  that are diagnosed with HIV have a 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer and are less likely to be treated.these are due to the certain disparities that are available. The factors that contribute to these disparities has not be known yet.

There is a new NCCN Guidelines that provides general advice,and also  specific treatment recommended  for non-small cell lung cancer, anal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer. it also emphasizes the importance of working with a HIV personnel.  The guideline also urges that people should be offered the same cancer therapy irrespective of their HIV status.

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https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/nccn-releases-guidelines-to-address-treatment-gaps-for-people-with-hiv-and-cancer

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New Digital Health Tech Accelerator Opens Up NHS To Cancer Specialists

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“Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long since left its science fiction roots behind and has become immersed in manufacturing, supply chain, retail, and business. However, one space where it is set to really make a tangible, life-saving impact is in healthcare. Already there are applications in place that are providing essential care to people in underserved or developing areas, improving patient data care and management, and transforming diagnoses and patient care.”

In the UK, the National Healthcare Institute has started the Digitalhealth.London. This is an accelerator program designed to initiate faster technology adoption by utilizing the lastes in startup and SME invention.

“One of the most recent additions to the accelerator program is Trustedoctor, a global digital healthcare platform that makes it easier for cancer patients to access specialist care. DigitalHealth.London will be supporting Trustedoctor in deploying a solution that could help alleviate the complexities that surround ongoing cancer care and support.”

“Using the accelerator, Trustedoctor will connect with NHS stakeholders, industry investors, patients and other healthtech innovators so it can continually adapt its offering to suit what the NHS actually needs. The AI-powered solution opens up a world of oncology specialists to people who have been diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment and who need medical support that they can trust while mitigating some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS when it comes to patient care.”

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/insights-kpmg/2018/07/16/five-skills-auditors-need-to-succeed-today/#398135862356

Nationwide HPV Vaccination Percentages

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This map depicts the HPV vaccination percentages in the United States as of August 2017. It is easy to see the vast differences in HPV vaccination rates in the West and Northeast versus that of the Central states and the Southeast. For more information, you can visit the CDC’s web page covering the HPV vaccine.

Cancer rates decrease nationwide, but cancer clusters still persist.

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CNN reports that cancer rates have decrease from 1980, but there are still certain areas where cancer clusters are prevalent. This map is very interesting in that it can help jump-start more conversations about environmental facts that could be playing a huge role in the incidence of cancer. For more information, visit CNN’s report.

Medical Marijuana in Canada

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Health Canada, the nation’s federal health department, has has approved 12 companies to grow and sell pot to patients. The department estimates will eventually create a $1.3-billion annual bud business. Health Canada has 600 applicants pending.

Read the full article and check out the map on Huffington Post.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com