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  • 1. Breast Cancer
    Design for the Majority
    Improving Healthcare in Rural China
    Chris Driscoll | NourDiab | Katherine Lee
  • 2. The case
    Rates of breast cancer in China are now as low as 12.8/100,000 women
    The Journal of the National Cancer Institute predicts that 100/100,000 of women aged 55-69 by 2021
    This trend is attributed to poor diet, increased exposure to pollution, and growing use of alcohol and tobacco products
  • 3. Our goals
    Education
    Raise awareness of the conditions and causes of breast cancer
    Prevention
    Offer resources for prevention and early diagnosis
    Support
    Provide a community or support system for patients and families dealing with breast cancer
  • 4. The challenges
    Effective strategies for dispersal of public information in rural areas
    Palatable approach to promoting healthful diet/lifestyle habits within the financial constraints of the target market
    Development of low-cost screening options and access infrastructure for rural communities
  • 5. Research findings
    Lack of information in rural areas on this and other healthcare issues
    BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation gives a high correlation with breast cancer sufferers
    Lifestyle and diet closely linked
    Self breast exams, x-ray/digital mammography, MRI routine for identification and treatment
  • 6. Research Methodology
    Expert Interviews
    NY-based oncologist
    GE Imaging Technologies – China (via Ji Ping)
    Governmental development officer – QA for healthcare programs
    UK  Ethiopia, Pakistan
  • 7. Our proposals
    Education – Public Information Campaign
    diet
    exercise
    self-detection
    Preventive care
    screening
    Patient Support
    clinical information
    support community
  • 8. Proposal
    Mobile Clinic
    2 technicians
    Private patient care rooms
    Satellite connection/wi-fi for data collection
    Primary care
    Vaccination
    Treatment for simple/curable diseases
    Basic check-up
    Health education/awareness campaigns
    X-ray/Mammogram
    Portable U/S
    Telemedicine capabilities for further guidance/data analysis
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  • 11. Why Use Shipping Containers?
    • Sustainable
    • 12. low-cost
    • 13. adaptability (stationary/mobile) for situational flexibility
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  • 17. Thanks
    Questions/comments?
  • 18. References
    General Research
    http://www.alive.com
    http://www.healthcastle.com/breast_cancer_diet.shtml
    cancer.ucsf.edu/crc/nutrition_breast.pdf
    http://www.breastcancer.org/risk/everyone/nutrition/
    Statistical Research
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21568058/
    D.T.I.
    http://www.drbruceshelton.com/alternative-health-care/thermography.html
    Community Support
    http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/AfterTreatment.html
    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
    On Self-Testing for Cancer
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/6/215
    Mobile Research
    http://www.emergingfutureslab.com/perspective_20/2008/08/tomorrow-the-mo.html
    http://www.csreurope.org/news.php?action=show_news&news_id=957&type=