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2014-02-26 16:27:47

Payment changes aimed at protecting the affordability of cancer care for Western Pennsylvanians PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning April 1, 2014, Highmark will restore more rational payments for cancer care in Western Pennsylvania by eliminating markups to the cost of certain oncology-related services, including infusion chemotherapy drugs. The dramatic increase in the cost of infusion chemotherapy treatment has been occurring in Western Pennsylvania and other parts...

2014-02-13 08:30:57

Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments Examining disparities in cancer control - A story of gaps, opportunities, and some successes TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released today uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if...

2014-02-12 16:26:28

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to CVS/Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo, the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) applauds CVS/Caremark's decision to put public health above profits. Smoking kills almost half a million adults in the United States every year. "HOPA members are on the front lines treating people living with cancer. As an integral part of the cancer care team, we see first-hand the devastating impact that cancer has on...

2014-02-11 23:26:15

Tolga Umar, CEO of VisitandCare.com, announced today that the company has seen a dramatic 62 percent increase in patients traveling to Mexico over the last 3 years. While the medical tourism company connects patients worldwide to specialists of infertility, plastic surgery, laser eye surgery, hair transplantation, weight loss surgery, heart surgery, cancer care, and orthopedic surgery, it has seen a sharp increase in demand for patients traveling to Mexico for cosmetic dentistry. Miami, FL...

2014-01-30 16:26:55

Integrated partnership expands cancer services in the Rocky Mountain Region DENVER, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthONE family of hospitals and Sarah Cannon have formally launched an integrated cancer initiative at The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. Through this collaboration, HealthONE is enhancing its cancer programs by joining forces...

2014-01-29 23:04:13

The nation's largest cancer treatment network provides state-of-the-art cancer care, education and resources to local communities in Latin America Fort Myers, Fla. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 On World Cancer Day 2014, 21st Century Oncology – the nation’s foremost cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider – is proud to raise awareness for the needs of cancer patients throughout the world. In addition to operating 133 cancer treatment centers in local...

2014-01-27 08:27:54

Trial to evaluate ID-G100 in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Design, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel immune-based therapies for cancer and other chronic conditions, today announced treatment of the first patient in a Phase 1 clinical trial of ID-G100 in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130926/SF87058LOGO)...

2014-01-23 16:25:16

Remedy's registry technology will enable real-time aggregation of data and analytics from cancer centers across the country SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remedy Informatics, Inc., the leading provider of registry-based clinical informatics software for healthcare delivery and life sciences research, announced that it has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO®) to provide the technology platform for the nationwide Quality Oncology Practice...

2014-01-22 23:04:38

Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to seek to establish a formal affiliation between Allegheny and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, for clinical collaborations, medical education, and a broad range of cancer research initiatives. Pittsburgh, PA/Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins...

2014-01-16 08:26:45

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group has received reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care. "Our goal is to provide the highest...