World Cancer Day 2021: Let’s beat cancer together

  This year, 2021, is the third and final year of the World Cancer Day campaign ‘I Am and I Will’, which calls on us all to make an individual pledge to help reduce the global impact of cancer. Individuals are encouraged to share their personal stories with the world and consider how they can …

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Preventive measures for cervical cancer: Not just for girls

  Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, organised by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, commences on 18 January and aims to educate people on how they can reduce their risk of cervical cancer [1]. Among women, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer and, staggeringly, around 90% of the deaths from cervical cancer occur in low- to …

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Product launch excellence during the COVID-19 pandemic: The omnichannel approach

  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown restrictions have had a huge impact on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, changing the way that we all work as the usual face-to-face interactions have become impossible. As leaders in healthcare communications, Porterhouse Medical Group has embraced the opportunities that the rapid advances in virtual technology …

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2020: A year to remember?

  It’s certainly a hard one to forget. But despite the hardships that we have all undoubtedly experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, at Porterhouse Medical Group it has also been an amazing year. When the coronavirus struck, we were fortunate that we already had the technology and expertise in place to work remotely. We …

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The patient journey
The patient journey: A long and winding road

  To mark the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Porterhouse Insights, Research Executive, Melissa Goulding reflects on her first year working in healthcare insights and how the irregularity of human behaviour makes for a complex patient journey. Before joining Porterhouse, my experience studying neuroscience depicted the patient journey as a cold, static diagram, painting …

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mRNA vaccine
mRNA vaccines: A breakthrough in the battle against COVID-19?

  Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in China [1], the resulting COVID-19 pandemic has presented a significant challenge to the global scientific community. The urgent need for a vaccine to decrease both the incidence and the impact of the disease remains apparent, with over 56 million cases diagnosed and more than 1.3 million deaths worldwide …

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Antimicrobial resistance: The forgotten frontier?

  Wednesday 18 November marked the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020. The objective of the week is to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance ((AMR) across the globe and to help prevent the further increase and spread of drug-resistant infections. In recognition of this, we take a look at why the often overlooked challenge …

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Taking action against pancreatic cancer

  To mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Emily shares her experience with this devastating disease, and explains why we must all ‘Demand better’ and ‘Take it on’. Demand better Take it on Out of context, the above are simple statements. Put them into the context of recent awareness campaigns for pancreatic cancer and they mean …

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day: No Time To Wait

  Today, 19 November, marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day.   A day when people around the world work together to raise awareness of the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection. Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a dismal prognosis, with the disease having the lowest survival rate of all …

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Transgender Awareness Week
Transgender Awareness Week: Raising awareness of the struggles faced by transgender people

  At Porterhouse, we are proud to support Transgender Awareness Week, which runs from 13 to 19 November and ends with Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November. The aim of Transgender Awareness Week is to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and to educate people on the prejudice, discrimination and violence that these individuals …

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Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis: Increasing incidence drives renewed research attention

  Ahead of this year’s virtual edition of the 4th World Bronchiectasis & Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Conference, to be held on 16–19 December 2020, Porterhouse Medical would like to highlight the increasing incidence of bronchiectasis, its economic burden and the urgent need for improved disease management. Disease characteristics and symptoms Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by abnormal …

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aicardi syndrome
Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day: Raising awareness for this rare but devastating disease

  In support of the second ever Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day, Porterhouse Medical is proud to share some vital information about the disease. Aicardi syndrome, which primarily affects females, is an extremely rare condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 100,000 people [1]. Although the condition affects very few individuals, it is a devastating diagnosis; there is no …

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