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Month: May 2016

Real Hope Is Sign for National Cancer Research Month

National Cancer Research Month: The Quest to Beat Cancer

May 25, 2016

Do you know someone that has been impacted by cancer? The answer is almost always going to be yes. This year alone, an estimated 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Cancer research is helping to transform and save lives, and […]

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Past the Point of Care: Reaping Additional Value from Your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Investment

May 18, 2016

By Christopher Ianelli, MD, PhD, CEO, iSpecimen The HITECH Act of 2009 put into place a number of federally-funded incentives to encourage the adoption of EMRs. The benefits of EMRs are clear – fewer medical errors, more coordinated care, and ultimately, lower costs. However, the time and money associated with implementing them has proven to […]

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Infographic: The Evolution of Cancer Biospecimens

May 10, 2016

With the widespread adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and overall digitization of healthcare upon us, it is no longer just primary care physicians who benefit from the increased data wellspring in medicine. An influx of patient information, along with other advances in technology and the expansion of precision medicine, is allowing for a new […]

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April 2016 Specimen Spotlight: Myelodysplastic Syndrome & Acute Myeloid Leukemia

May 4, 2016

Welcome to the second installment of “Specimen Spotlight” – a monthly series in which we examine a particularly interesting specimen order completed during the previous four weeks. The demand for cancer biospecimens, particularly with specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, continues to soar. Cancer research is taking off stronger and faster than ever before, with ambitious […]

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