immunotherapy

First Breast Cancer “Durable Regression” with Immunotherapy: Judy Perkins, Inspire member

First Breast Cancer “Durable Regression” with Immunotherapy: Judy Perkins, Inspire member By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD MSPH On June 4, 2015, Holly Kitchen, a young mom with metastatic breast cancer, published a video that received over 46 million views in one week. Its message? “Metastatic breast cancer has no cure.”1 Exactly three years [...]

Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows

Inspire posts forward medical research in adverse drug reactions, new study shows Over 2 million injuries, hospitalizations and deaths in the US each year are associated with post-approval adverse drug reactions (ADRs).1 The usual method of gathering ADR data is through provider reporting.  Research suggests that health care providers tend to under-report [...]

What Do Patients and Caregivers Know about Immunotherapy?

What Do Patients and Caregivers Know about Immunotherapy? Inspire’s Immunotherapy Awareness and Perceptions Survey According to a 2012 study, patient activation means “having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage one’s health.”  The study confirmed that better health outcomes are typically associated with greater patient knowledge and activation.1  As the field of [...]