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Blog
August 6, 2020

BRCA: the inherited risk of breast cancer

BRCA is one of the most well-known genes influencing the risk of cancer. Explore exactly what it is, the associated risk of breast cancer, and treatments in development to target these genes.

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Blog
July 24, 2020

Coping with guilt through expressive writing

Guilt is a complex emotion: it can come in many different forms and can be experienced for a variety of different reasons in the context of breast cancer, as well as in other aspects of life.

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July 9, 2020

Tamoxifen vs. Aromatase Inhibitors – How do they work?

Both tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are hormonal therapies used in the treatment of oestrogen positive breast cancers to stop tumour growth and recurrence.

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June 25, 2020

To PRO or not to PRO? That’s not the question

The current pandemic has put enormous pressures on cancer care. The role of e-Health technologies in the management of cancer care is becoming more vital than ever.

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Blog
June 8, 2020

The History of HER2 and Herceptin®

The discovery of the HER2 gene led to the development of Herceptin®: a targeted therapy that is widely used today for HER2+ breast cancer patients.

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Blog
May 5, 2020

Chemobrain without chemo?

Cognitive decline (chemobrain) is usually only spoken about as being a side effect of chemotherapy, yet studies have shown that other treatments can cause chemobrain.

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March 23, 2020

Digital health apps to transform cancer and dementia care

OWise for prostate cancer is currently under development. Read here to see OWise’s feature in The Herald and how the app hopes to benefit prostate cancer patients.

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Blog
March 22, 2020

Cancer-related fatigue is not “just tiredness”

Cancer-related fatigue is a common and weakening side effects of cancer. People with cancer know what being tired normally feels like; this feeling of fatigue is different.

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Blog
March 21, 2020

What are monoclonal antibodies?

There is a lot of terminology that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. Explore how monoclonal antibodies such as Herceptin® work and how to recognise them!

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News
March 10, 2020

OWise wins top NESTA Healthier Lives Data Fund Prize

Px Healthcare won £60,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to keep developing their products and scale them across Scotland.

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News
February 20, 2020

NHS Lothian trials groundbreaking OWise cancer patient app

A version of OWise that is integrated into the hospital’s electronic health record system is being trialled at NHS Lothian in Scotland. Read here to see OWise’s feature in The National about this, and how it is benefitting patients and clinicians.

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News
February 25, 2019

NICE exemplar

A case study example in the NICE evidence standard framework for digital health technologies.

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News
February 4, 2018

OWise receives top prize in Scotland’s Cancer Innovation Challenge

OWise was one of the projects selected to win the finals and progress to phase two of the Cancer Innovation Challenge!

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News
January 1, 2018

NHS Digital approved

OWise is one in five cancer apps listed in the NHS app library.

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News
July 1, 2017

CE-marked: Class I Medical Device

OWise was CE-marked to comply with the European regulatory standards for safety and usage on the 7th of May, 2014.

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News
June 8, 2017

OWise breast cancer listed in the Top 25 of all health apps by IQVIA.

OWise breast cancer was listed in the Top 25 of all health apps by IQVIA.

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News
June 23, 2016

NHS Innovation Accelerator

Anne joined the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) from the Netherlands to develop OWise in 2015. The NIA is facilitating Anne’s … Continue reading “NHS Innovation Accelerator”

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News
May 4, 2013

First place in the Digital Health Masterclass Challenge 2013

Px HealthCare won first place in the Digital Health Masterclass Challenge held by Janssen Healthcare Innovation and Johnson & Johnson Innovation.

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