Fresh thinking, inspiration, and news from the Navihood

Jul 12, 2019

How Cancer Research Translates Into Survival

The summer months mark the time when many pharmacologists, epidemiologists, and oncologists often learn whether they were awarded funding to continue their research. Funding for clinical trials and investigations are crucial to helping scientists keep their studies, experiments, and analyses running. It’s an understatement to say research is difficult work, and the people doing the […]

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Jun 19, 2019

LGBTQIA+ cancer survivors report worse health post-treatment than heterosexual survivors; gap in unique survivorship care

LGBTQIA+ cancers survivors report worse health post-treatment compared with heterosexual survivors. Partners report a lack of customized support options. Can oncology care meet the growing needs of this patient population?

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Jun 13, 2019

Conflicting data on oncologist comfort and confidence/knowledge in treating LGBTQIA+ patients widens the communication gap

Conflicting survey data exemplifies disparities in oncologist comfort and confidence/knowledge in treating those in the LGBTQIA community. What’s the key to closing the gap and creating informative provider/patient conversations? As established in our previous posts, critical health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ population are perpetuated by gaps in understanding, confidence, and knowledge from the medical professionals […]

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Jun 6, 2019

Studies suggest the LGBTQIA+ community is at higher risk for certain types of cancer; critical need for screening and prevention

Recent data on certain cancers has revealed that the LGBTQIA+ community may be at a higher risk. Is today’s healthcare community equipped to provide and respond to the specific needs of this patient population? Our previous blog highlighted conclusions from the March 2019 Schabath et al study that measured oncologist comfort and knowledge with, and […]

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Jun 3, 2019

Significant unmet healthcare needs, discrimination, and disparity exists within the LGBTQIA+ community

When we begin to work in a new disease state, we usually start by identifying the unmet needs in that space. Often we find outdated guidelines or a complete lack of guidelines, gaps in an established standard of care or, maybe, no standard of care at all, where one is desperately needed. While significant advances […]

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Feb 1, 2019

World Cancer Day – February 4, 2019

February 4th is World Cancer Day. NAVICOR’s goal is to go beyond treatment to turn patients into survivors. To us, cancer is personal. We have all been touched by cancer and have made it our mission to use our creative power to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Join us on World […]

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Jul 17, 2018

Putting the Spotlight on Sarcoma

This July, NAVICOR is putting the spotlight on sarcoma. Sarcoma is a cancer that starts in the connective tissues in the body, broadly grouped into two main groups: bone or soft tissue. Since our bodies are composed of various connective tissue structures, there are over 50 distinct sarcoma subtypes. Sarcomas can originate in tissue that […]

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Apr 3, 2018

Jamie Bowers: What Agency of the Year means to me

I was there when it was announced that NAVICOR won. It was like the Oscars for pharma! All of us were smiling ear-to-ear because the only award we were nominated for was Agency of the Year in our category. It felt like NAVICOR deserved this—we did so well and had such a great year. This […]

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Mar 6, 2018

Jessica Soens: What Agency of the Year means to me

The Agency of the Year award gives our clients the confidence of knowing that they chose the right agency to move their businesses forward. Our clients put tremendous faith and trust in us to truly understand their objectives and translate them into creative and strategic messages. As an account director, my role is to be […]

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Jan 30, 2018

Gia Seymour: What Agency of the Year means to me

Ultimately, patients with cancer are the real winners of this award because it’s a win against cancer. It reaffirms that NAVICOR is particularly well suited to tell nuanced stories about oncology brands and deliver the most effective messages to the target audience. I felt so proud and excited when I heard we won—not just for […]

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