On July 24, 2020, President Trump signed four Executive Orders related to drug pricing that direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take a number of actions aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. Read the full article here on the National Law Review.
If you are a new patient your first appointment may seem daunting but there are ways you can prepare so your first visit is a smooth and comfortable experience. You will most likely be visiting with an oncologist (surgical, medical, or radiation). Read the full article here on Santa Maria Times.
A new study has indicated that the number of new cancer diagnoses reduced dramatically in March and April of this year in the U.S. as the country implemented lock down restrictions to attempt to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus. Read the full article here on Forbes.
Alexea Gaffney battles health issues every day on multiple fronts. As an infectious disease doctor in Stony Brook, N.Y., she treats patients who have COVID-19. And two years ago, at age 37, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Read the full article here on National Public Radio (NPR).
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on cancer care and research, according to research presented earlier this month during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) COVID-19 and Cancer virtual meeting. Read the full article here on Medscape.
Reimbursements that HHS imposed for certain medications administered in outpatient clinics of 340B hospitals were based on a “reasonable interpretation of the Medicare statute” and can remain, a 3-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled July 31, 2020.1 Read the full article here on American Journal of Managed
HERSHEY, Pa. — Older Americans may be receiving cancer screenings not recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Read the full article here on Penn State University News.
Fewer people would die of colorectal cancer if health care providers adopted a new model of screening that combines better risk assessment, more options for noninvasive testing and more targeted referrals for colonoscopy. Read the full article here on RUSH University Medical Center.
Nation’s Cancer Doctors Say Home-Based Anticancer Therapy Without Oncologist Oversight, Safety Protocols, is Not a Safe Alternative to Outpatient Care
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One of the nation’s leading cancer organizations says home infusion of anticancer therapy is currently not a safe alternative to outpatient treatment. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)—which has recently issued a guide to cancer care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic and, previously, standards on the safe handling of hazardous drugs—released a
Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with the primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released Thursday by the American Cancer Society. Read the full article here on WREG News