Certificate of compliance

Breast Equity

is in compliance with the HONcode

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4 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Jun 2017

www.strittermed.org/breast_equity Visit website

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct863453

Date of initial review:

02 Mar 2012

Certificate validity:

valid until Jun 2017

Date of last visit:

27 Jun 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Breast Equity is a blog published by me, Gwen Stritter, MD. I provide individuals with information on breast cancer and related topics. The Breast Equity blog links to information intended for educational purposes. Sites are selected by myself for their accuracy, currency, and relevancy. I am solely responsible for the content on the Breast Equity blog.
 

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My blog is moderated. I am the sole moderator. I review all comments before posting. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
Internets users commenting on my blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
I reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment I judge inappropriate.

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The information provided is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a site visitor and his/her treating physician.
 

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Collaborative platforms:

Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

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Privacy Policy strittermed.org/breast_equity/?page_id=298

I respect the confidentiality of data relating to individual visitors to the Breast Equity blog, including their identity. I endeavor to exceed the legal requirements of health information privacy that apply in California, where the blog is located. Please see my privacy policy
 

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I remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.

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References
[1] Standardization of HER2 testing: results of an international proficiency-testing ring study
[2] Predictability of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Benefit in N9831 Patients Using the ASCO/CAP HER2-Positivity Criteria
[3] HER2 Status and Benefit from Adjuvant Trastuzumab in Breast Cancer
 

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Collaborative platforms:

I invite you to provide resources (references, links, ) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

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This page last modified on May 20, 2011.
 

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I make no claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service on other Websites linked to or from our site.
 

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Collaborative platforms:

Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which is true and correct to their knowledge.

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My only source of sponsorship is donations from individuals and not-for-profit organizations. I do not accept donations from for-profit entities.
 

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Conflict of Interest Statement
I have no conflicts of interest to declare whatsoever.
Here is my conflict of interest policy:
Neither I nor my immediate family accepts donations, consulting fees or any other renumeration from any for-profit healthcare-related entity
Neither I nor my immediate family has significant financial interest (>$5,000) in any healthcare-related entity
 

The Breast Equity blog does not accept advertisements.
 

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Collaborative platforms:

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.

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