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2010-05-20 18:13:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that two physicians affiliated with US Oncology Research will be honored at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held June 4 - 8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/DA08694) Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP, is the recipient of the 2010 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and...

2010-05-07 09:41:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, today launched its new Payer Quality Services offering, available to physicians who have joined the United Network of US Oncology through its new Targeted Physician Services relationship. Payer Quality Services assists oncologists in effectively collaborating with payers through pay-for-performance initiatives that recognize and reward high-quality, evidence-based cancer care....

2010-03-16 15:08:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a leading provider of medical cost management services, today announced the launch of its oncology management program, which uses evidence-based guidelines to ensure appropriate use of diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy and drugs for cancer patients. "There is a vast and expanding body of research on cancer care, and doctors are understandably challenged to keep up with innovations in technology and best...

2010-03-02 08:38:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In only its second year as an Affiliate Member of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), US Oncology, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary US Oncology Research, LLC placed second amongst all affiliate members in patients accrued to RTOG clinical trials. US Oncology is the nation's leading oncology services company uniting the nation's largest cancer treatment and research network to expand patient access to high-quality,...

2010-02-10 07:20:55

Regimen with new drug triapine provides both significant reduction in cancer disease and cancer control Researchers at the Ireland Cancer Center of University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, have published new findings that may lead to a new standard of care for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Published in the February issue of Clinical Cancer Research, the phase one study found that a new chemotherapy medicine, Triapine, was well tolerated in combination with...

2010-02-04 12:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A comprehensive study of the components of the delivery of modern-day cancer care in community oncology practices revealed that Medicare covers only 56% of the actual costs of administering chemotherapy and providing related infusion room services to seniors with cancer. The remaining costs -- for essential services provided such as treatment planning, care coordination, and follow-up care planning -- are not reimbursed by Medicare, causing many...

2010-01-27 08:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces it has entered into a partnership agreement with Oncopartners, a leading Latin American oncology development company, and its exclusive partner IBPC, a non-profit oncology research network comprised of Brazil's largest public oncology hospitals which collectively treat an estimated 140,000 new incidences of cancer annually. Under terms of the agreement PRA and Oncopartners will...

2010-01-21 12:02:00

Growing Use of Oral Chemotherapeutics Brings Clinical Benefits, Raises Questions in Prescribing, Adherence, Accessibility and Long Term Follow-Up Care According to Panel WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc. partnered with the Association of Community Cancer Centers, Association of Oncology Social Work, American Society for Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology Alliance, Oncology Nursing Society and the National Patient Advocate Foundation in hosting a panel...

2009-12-09 10:30:00

NCCN updates the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer to include guidance on maintenance therapy, several new therapeutic recommendations for specific patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and a revised staging system. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) to incorporate a new section about maintenance therapy, a number of new...

2009-11-24 15:51:00

DALLAS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center has become a full member of one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. Funded by research grants from the National Cancer Institute, Southwest Oncology Group conducts clinical trials to prevent and treat cancer in adults, and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. "Joining this prestigious group will allow us to offer additional, important clinical...


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