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2011-07-22 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As budget negotiations and debt ceiling discussions escalate on Capitol Hill, an increasing number of leading cancer care organizations and patient advocacy groups are expressing deep concern over proposed Medicare cuts to cancer-fighting drugs. This week, nine additional groups signed onto a letter, originally sent to the White House and Congressional Leadership on July 14, in which leading patient advocacy groups, community cancer care...

2011-07-20 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) named Susanne Johnson-Berns the Georgia Chapter President of the Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN). A cancer caregiver and a staff member at Northwest Georgia Oncology Center in Marietta, Mrs. Johnson-Berns brings to CPAN a diverse range of cancer advocacy experience. "We are pleased to welcome Susanne as the first state chapter president of the COA Patient Advocacy Network,"...

2011-07-19 10:41:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oncology treatments are not what they were a decade ago. Drugs that target specific molecular pathways in a cancer cell are being added to or replacing once standard therapies, requiring a new model of patient care. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) today announced new offerings within its Advanced Oncology Solutions(TM), that include treatment pathways decision support with embedded pharmacogenomic testing and nutrition...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent to Congressional Leadership and the White House today, ten leading patient advocacy groups, community cancer care providers and healthcare professional organizations urged lawmakers to oppose a $3 billion funding cut to Medicare reimbursement for cancer-fighting drugs that, if enacted, would lead to facility closures, barriers to patient access to cancer care and significant healthcare job losses. The measure, proposed as part...

2011-07-14 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that it has joined with multiple cancer and patient organizations, including The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF) and U.S. Oncology, to urge President Obama and Congress not to sacrifice cancer care while they seek solutions to the national debt ceiling issue. The organizations -- representing patients, distributers, and over 30,000...

2011-07-06 16:50:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that Robert "Bo" Gamble has joined the organization as Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives. A highly experienced oncology practice administrator and a seasoned advocate in healthcare policy and cancer care, Gamble brings to COA a diverse range of cancer experience at the local and national levels. "We are pleased that Bo has chosen to join COA in the fight to preserve and protect...

2011-05-23 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Community oncologists, practice administrators and clinical staff interested in learning more about Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and their impact on community-based oncology practices are invited to attend a free webinar at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. To register, visit http://www.myoncologyservices.com/. Registration is free, but space is limited. "Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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