AACR Unveils the Cancer Progress Report 2014

Source: http://www.aacr.org Building on the great momentum from the previous three reports, the AACR held a special briefing Sept. 17 on the newly released AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s report highlights the remarkable progress that federal investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and … Continue reading

Fighting kids’ cancer, one voucher at a time

There are few new cancer drugs to treat kids, and not much research is being done. Source: http://www.cnbc.com CNBC Highlights Lack Of Cancer Treatments Approved For Children. Meg Tirrell reported in depth on Friday for the CNBC (11/24) website on the difficulty childhood cancer patients can face in obtaining pharmaceutical treatments, as few new medicines … Continue reading

News from The Associated Press

Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results. Source: hosted.ap.org Government Requires More Transparency In Clinical Trial Results. The AP (11/20, Neergaard) reports the government has proposed (11/20) new rules to expand what “researchers are required to publicly report” on clinical trials. While the results of many studies are reported in scientific journals or elsewhere, … Continue reading

Patient Navigation and Care Coordination Are Integral Parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | ons connect

Source: connect.ons.org Patient Navigation and Care Coordination Are Integral Parts of the Patient Protection and AffordableMany of us may not have the title of “oncology nurse navigator,” yet we coordinate the care of our patients in our daily professional lives. Others may be formal navigators, in multiple capacities, guiding patients and families through the difficult … Continue reading

ASCO Calls for Medicaid Reform to Improve Cancer Care for Low-Income Americans – Cancer Therapy Advisor

Spotlighting disparities in access to care and the quality of care among low-income Americans diagnosed with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued a new call for key reforms to the Medicaid health insurance program. Source: http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com See on Scoop.it – Advocacy Action & Issues in Cancer

An Updated Survivorship Care Planning Template and Identifying Barriers to Implementation – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

Recently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released an updated cancer survivorship care planning (SCP) template—news that was captured by several medical online news outlets including Healio, Medscape, and Cancer.net. Source: http://www.canceradvocacy.org An Updated Survivorship Care Planning Template and Identifying Barriers to Implementation – National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading