Ovarian cancer makes me angry.

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Ovarian cancer makes me angry.  Symptoms are vague, which means it is often diagnosed at a late stage and there are limited therapeutic options available for treatment.  It's not fair. Let's look at the symptoms: Bloating Feeling full quickly Pain or pressure in the abdomen/pelvis Abnormal vaginal bleeding My guess is you have experienced all … Continue reading Ovarian cancer makes me angry.

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Who would work for Myriad Genetics?

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As we close out the 2013 year, I am re-blogging my most viewed post from 2013, which is actually my most viewed post of all time.  It is my perspective of working for Myriad Genetics. I hope my message hits home this holiday season: that doing our best for others, every day, will never go … Continue reading Who would work for Myriad Genetics?

Committed.

Currently, I work for Myriad Genetic Laboratories, and if you haven't heard of Myriad this summer, I would be surprised. This past June, the Supreme Court ruled that five of Myriad's claims covering isolated DNA were not patent eligible. Regardless of the decision, Myriad has more than 500 valid and enforceable claims in 24 different … Continue reading Committed.

Healthcare Marketing Plans of the Future

Healthcare Marketing Plans of the Future

An update here from PUGTATO-LAND.  What's keeping me busy?  I've been working on some exciting marketing campaigns for Breast Care for Washington, I finished the first segment of a three part course given by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development on Healthcare Marketing and Communications Strategies, and Angelina Jolie's announcement of having tested positive for … Continue reading Healthcare Marketing Plans of the Future

Patient Support Groups Matter

Breast Cancer Patient Support Groups

One of the unique phenomenons of cancer patient care is the cancer patient support group.  Not that other disease states don't have these groups, but cancer patient support groups are generally very well attended.  Patients connect with other patients and life long mentor/mentee and friend relationships develop at these groups. Tonight I'm off  to attend … Continue reading Patient Support Groups Matter