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2011-11-29 10:58:00

Hospitals expand research program offering patients access to promising clinical trials PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has joined the Translational Oncology Research International (TORI), a UCLA-affiliated non-profit that is devoted to evaluating novel agents for the treatment of cancer and managing clinical research trials for its network of centers across the United States. CTCA and TORI share similar missions--to...

2011-11-08 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. today announced that the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) published positive results from the landmark QUASAR clinical validation study, which demonstrated that the Oncotype DX® colon cancer test predicts recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer patients following surgery. The findings, published today online as an "early release," also establishes that the Oncotype DX colon cancer Recurrence...

2011-11-02 17:10:00

Genetic counseling and genetic testing used to evaluate risk of hereditary cancers Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The role of genetic testing in healthcare continues to become more complex and significant over time. Genetic counselors use their specialized education in both genetics and counseling to help patients understand complex genetic information and coordinate gene testing, when appropriate. Northern Westchester Hospital is pleased to announce that cancer...

2011-10-28 10:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the leadership of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for being the first professional society to recommend low-dose CT screening for high risk individuals and to develop comprehensive clinical practice guidelines on lung cancer screening. NCCN is a consortia of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to...

2011-10-27 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla. and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida, and The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest networks of community-based oncology physicians, announced today that they will work together to expand access to patient services in Florida. As part of both organizations' long-term commitment to advancing the quality and science of cancer care, the two are...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc., (Nasdaq: GHDX) today launched a smartphone application designed to help people who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer or colon cancer to better access and manage information important for their personalized treatment plan. The application was developed in partnership with Breastcancer.org and Fight Colorectal Cancer, creating a natural extension of the original My Breast Cancer Coach and My Colon Cancer Coach...

2011-10-24 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Wilshire Oncology Medical Group announced the launch of a new pilot program that helps serve California cancer patients better through a patient-centered approach. Improving on the current, sometimes fragmented system of care, this new model provides patients with a single point of contact and provides payments to clinicians for spending time with patients and their families, helping them make fully...

2011-10-18 07:48:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced it is teaming up with Integrated Oncology Network, LLC (ION), a development, practice management and advisory firm committed to patient care and quality in oncology. Building on its existing strength in advanced imaging, treatment planning, image-guided interventional therapy, home monitoring and IT solutions for oncology, this partnership signals Philips' vigorous expansion of...

2011-10-13 11:37:00

NEWTON, Mass. and AUGUSTA, Ga., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Medical Management (formerly AWAC®), a pioneer in accountable care solutions in multiple disease areas including oncology, and Proventys, a leader in clinical decision support technology, have launched a commercial relationship to serve the needs of payers, providers, and cancer patients nationwide. Together, the companies will provide a next-generation quality oncology program aimed at reducing...

2011-10-13 09:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by The US Oncology Network and Milliman finds that colon cancer treatment that is consistent with evidence-based guidelines (specifically Level I Pathways) has significantly lower cost while demonstrating outcomes similar to those in published literature. The study shows mean per patient cost differences of more than 30 percent, $53,000 for the treatment of adjuvant colon cancer and $60,000 for the treatment of...