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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...

2009-11-20 10:39:00

NCCN program on Discovery Health Channel profiles patients undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer and their physicians' use of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Breast Cancer to determine an individualized treatment regimen. The program, which provides free CME credits, premieres on Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 am EST. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is behind us, it...

2009-11-10 08:12:00

NCCN recently received a research grant from Allos Therapeutics, Inc. to evaluate the role of pralatrexate in the treatment of select hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Pralatrexate is the only agent currently approved by the FDA to treat patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Investigators from NCCN Member Institutions are eligible to apply for the research funding. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-11-04 08:38:16

Treating limited stage small cell lung cancer(LSCL) with a combination of accelerated high-dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy has shown encouraging results, opening the door to larger scale investigation, according to new research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The Phase II study was presented Nov. 3 in an oral session at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), by Ritsuko Komaki, M.D., professor and program director of Lung Cancer...

2009-10-19 07:31:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting adults. Noteworthy updates include the incorporation of risk stratification based on white blood cell count, the alternative to use cord blood in allogeneic stem cell transplants, and new treatment options for adults over the age of 60 with AML FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-10-16 09:38:00

NCCN program on Discovery Health Channel profiles patients battling advanced non-small cell lung cancer and highlights their physicians' use of the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in determining the best treatment regimen. The program, which provides free CME credits, premieres on Sunday, October 18 at 7:00 am EDT. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.