Latest Community Oncology Alliance Stories

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.

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).

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.