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2010-07-13 10:08:00

CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful pilot program in October 2009, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is introducing an innovative approach to cancer treatment this July at each of its four hospitals in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. Called "Patient Empowered Care(SM)," this advancement in the patient treatment delivery process offers patients an average of between two and three hours with a dedicated team of specialized oncology...

2010-06-10 09:35:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Three clinical trials studies with prominent authorship by physicians affiliated with the United Network of US Oncology have been selected to be featured in the Best of ASCO to be held July 16 - 17 in San Francisco and July 23 -24 in Boston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/DA06089LOGO) The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts its 46th Annual Meeting June 4-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The ASCO Annual...

2010-06-07 05:00:00

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing Myeloma is pleased to announce the launch of the Myeloma Treatment Resource® (MTR®) at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago. The MTR, developed by the Managing Myeloma multidisciplinary scientific advisors, is a compilation of convenient, unique tools and resources essential for practitioners treating patients with multiple myeloma. The first tool, the Patient Regimen...

2010-06-04 16:35:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline, PLC and MedTrust Online, LLC announced today the development of CancerTrials App, the first free geolocating cancer clinical trials application for the Apple iPhone and iPad platforms. With CancerTrials App, cancer doctors can easily find and share information about experimental therapies in clinical trials with their patients. CancerTrials App provides a quick search menu based on 12 common...

2010-06-02 09:30:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the course of a year, a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy incurs, on average, approximately $111,000 in costs, which is almost four times the cost of a cancer patient not receiving chemotherapy, three times the cost of a coronary artery disease patient, and six times the cost of a diabetes patient. These statistics and other medical utilization and costs of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are quantified in a new study released...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

BALTIMORE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Practice and Moffitt Cancer Center have joined forces to help provide area physicians and their staff more time to devote to patient care. This new partnership is a unique program designed to help doctors in the Tampa area better handle the cumbersome and time-consuming issues of managing a busy practice. Through this new alliance, Moffitt Cancer Center will use Physicians Practice's extensive resources to deliver essential practice management...

2010-05-17 14:45:00

DENVER, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmatech Oncology announces that abstracts for two studies supported by the company have been accepted for presentations during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 4-8, 2010. The first abstract, to be presented by Dr. Chandra Belani of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, included 519 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Patients received induction chemotherapy with carboplatin and...

2010-05-17 13:41:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Centers of North Carolina-Asheville (CCNC-A), an affiliate of US Oncology, Inc. the nation's leading integrated oncology company, took home numerous honors at the 27th Annual Healthcare Marketing Report Awards Competition. Out of 4,000 entries, CCNC-A's "No Mountain Too High" campaign won 3rd overall (Bronze) in the total advertising campaign without television category. The motivational and artistic campaign also won Bronze in Radio...

2010-05-10 11:08:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc., the nation's leading integrated oncology company, announced today that it has expanded its online resources to empower cancer patients and referring physicians in their fight against cancer. The redesigned www.usoncology.com supports the company's national brand campaign, UNITED, which launched last week to tell cancer patients and referring physicians about the advantages of receiving cancer care through a practice...

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....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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