Daily Oncology News Alerts

Calculating the Steeper Costs of Cancer (10/24/2014) - Anxiety and fatigue are among palpable issues that extend beyond just fighting the disease. While there is much hopeful news these days on the cancer treatment front, a new report finds that many patients are suffering from unmet financial, emotional, and physical needs. Many struggle with serious anxiety, fatigue, and difficulty working, according to the […]
Almost 2,000 Lung Cancer Patients Missing Out on Surgery Every Year (10/24/2014) - Around 1,800 lung cancer patients may be missing out on life-saving surgery each year, according to the latest regional cancer statistics from Cancer Research UK. New data on Cancer Research UK’s ‘Local Cancer Statistics’ website has revealed a worrying number of lung cancer* patients in England may not be having surgery as part of their treatment. […]
Early Palliative Care Can Cut Hospital Readmissions for Cancer Patients (10/23/2014) - DURHAM, N.C. — Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The Duke researchers shared their findings today at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium sponsored by the American Society […]
Living With Breast Cancer – as a Man (10/23/2014) - Men are often forgotten in the sea of pink. Though breast cancer is more rare in men than women, the risk factors are the same for both. Last December, Christopher Gallo felt a weird lump under his nipple, about the size of a peanut. He put it out of his mind and went on with […]
COA Holds Payer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform in DC (10/22/2014) - Over 120 oncology providers, payers, and industry representatives will meet today in a forum to discuss oncology payment reform hosted by COA. This is a landmark event that marks COA’s ongoing commitment to advancing oncology payment reform in the context of quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care. Click here to view the agenda with the list of […]
Nation’s Cancer Care Infrastructure Consolidating, Increasing Costs And Creating Access Issues (10/22/2014) - Nation’s Cancer Care Infrastructure Consolidating, Increasing Costs And Creating Access Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today released its fifth annual Community Oncology Practice Impact Report. The report documents an 82% increase in cancer clinic closings and a 143% increase in consolidation into hospitals since the first report in […]
It’s Time for Congress to Make Integrated Care Central to the Nation’s Patient Experience (10/21/2014) - The primary objective of our health care system is to ensure that quality health care is readily accessible for patients. However, as health care becomes increasingly entangled in a web of networks, insurers, and providers, the patient’s best interest can get lost. As a physician overseeing a network of dedicated health care professionals, I know […]
Susan G. Komen Targets a New Generation (10/21/2014) - CEO Judith Salerno Aims to Reignite the Charity by Appealing to Younger People When Susan G. Komen’s president and chief executive, Judith A. Salerno, took over the nonprofit a year ago, the Dallas-based breast-cancer group was just emerging from its worst fundraising and public-relations crisis. The trouble began in February 2012, when Komen announced a […]