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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). A cancer caregiver and a staff member at Northwest Georgia Oncology Center in Marietta, Mrs. Johnson-Berns brings to CPAN a diverse range of cancer advocacy experience. "We are pleased to welcome Susanne as the first state chapter president of the COA Patient Advocacy Network,"...

2011-07-12 12:56:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a study released this week by UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the overwhelming majority of patients with high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer do not receive the recommended treatment and surveillance, leaving them at higher risk for bladder cancer recurrence, progression, and death. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the first national organization dedicated to advancing bladder cancer...

2011-07-12 07:38:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Nearly all patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer are not receiving the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from recurrence, according to this study. In fact, out of the 4,545 bladder cancer patients included in the study, only one received the comprehensive care recommended by the American Urology Association and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Receiving the recommended comprehensive care for high-grade bladder cancer is...

2011-07-11 20:27:35

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that nearly all patients with high-grade, non-invasive bladder cancer are not receiving the guideline-recommended care that would best protect them from recurrence, a finding that researchers characterized as alarming. In fact, out of the 4,545 bladder cancer patients included in the study, only one received the comprehensive care recommended by the American Urology Association and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Receiving...

2011-06-21 02:03:45

Most hospitals follow established practice guidelines for surgery involving Medicare beneficiaries with cancer, but in some cases their practice patterns diverge from the guidelines, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, health care quality has emerged as an important concern in the United States. However, the right care is not always delivered to the right patient at...

2011-06-17 09:00:00

DALLAS and THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An advanced proton therapy center for cancer treatment could be coming to North Texas. The innovative proton treatment facility would enhance regional cancer care and attract patients both nationally and internationally. Proton therapy provides highly targeted radiation treatment shown to be particularly effective in treating certain pediatric and adult cancers. Discussions are being led by Baylor Health Enterprises, an...

2011-06-08 08:00:00

ATLANTA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has collaborated with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to integrate the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines(TM)) into Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System. The collaboration offers Elekta users real-time access to NCCN's evidence-based clinical content directly from within the MOSAIQ patient record. "The NCCN Guidelines are widely...

2011-06-04 00:00:03

Texas Oncology Research Showcased at American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Twenty-two Texas Oncology physicians have contributed research findings to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, which opened June 3. The international event features the latest research breakthroughs and treatment advances from physicians around the world, attracting more than 30,000 members of the oncology community each year....

2011-05-26 15:10:15

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers propose evidence-based changes in oncologists' practice to cut cancer costs, ensure quality care for all and save money for future medical advances The cost of cancer care is threatening to bankrupt our healthcare system. New drugs are prolonging life, but at staggering costs. This coupled with aging baby boomers and an increasing population mean the U.S. will spend $173 billion annually on cancer care by the year 2020. This trend is not sustainable;...

2011-05-24 14:26:00

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 Oncology Solutions today announced that it will provide its Via Oncology Pathways for a six-month free trial period to enable cancer programs to align the timing of their investment with a strategy for sharing potential savings with payors and other key stakeholders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/NE08262LOGO ) Despite the widespread awareness of oncology pathways by oncologists today, the barriers to their adoption stem...


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