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Subspecialties Hematology, Point of care testing, Oncology

Home-Based Tests for Cancer Patients

In the wake of COVID-19, many patients lack access to medical care – often because the risk of infection is too great for them to attend appointments. This is especially true of cancer patients, many of whom undergo treatment that compromises their immune systems. But these patients still need regular monitoring – so how can they receive that monitoring while being kept as safe as possible? Point-of-care testing (POCT) can help, and recent advances in the POCT sphere are making it an increasingly viable option. Niels Henrick Hollander, Leader of Changing Cancer Care in Zealand University Hospital’s Department of Clinical Oncology, shares his experience with POCT.

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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