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    • Breast Cancer
      Design for the Majority
      Improving Healthcare in Rural China
      Chris Driscoll | NourDiab | Katherine Lee
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Research Methodology
      Expert Interviews
      NY-based oncologist
      GE Imaging Technologies – China (via Ji Ping)
      Governmental development officer – QA for healthcare programs
      UK  Ethiopia, Pakistan
    • Our proposals
      Education – Public Information Campaign
      diet
      exercise
      self-detection
      Preventive care
      screening
      Patient Support
      clinical information
      support community
    • 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
    • Why Use Shipping Containers?
      • Sustainable
      • low-cost
      • adaptability (stationary/mobile) for situational flexibility
    • Thanks
      Questions/comments?
    • 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=