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2013-09-30 15:59:05

New report draws attention to urgent need to tackle disparities in cancer care worldwide A proposal for a new financing model to tackle the major disparities that exist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cancer in countries worldwide has been presented at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECCO 2013). While much progress has been made against cancer over the last century, a new report brings together evidence that not every patient benefits from it, nor even has the...

2013-09-19 23:33:53

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a possible breakthrough in brain cancer treatment that could double survival rates, according to Dr. Charles Cobbs. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a possible breakthrough in brain cancer treatment that could potentially double survival rates, according to Dr. Charles Cobbs of...

2013-09-17 12:29:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will join more than 160 organizations on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2013 to call on Congress to protect federal funding for medical research. Special guest Lisa Niemi, Chief Ambassador of Hope at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, will be among the attendees. Her husband, actor Patrick Swayze, lost his life to pancreatic cancer in September 2009. (Logo:...

2013-09-17 12:29:46

Walgreens and its Customers Enable $6.4 Million Gift to Assist with Community-Based Cancer Education and Screening Programs ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society will provide more people in underserved communities with access to cancer screenings and community-based cancer education thanks to the generosity of Walgreens and its customers. The $6.4 million gift, raised through customers via electronic donations at checkout, will help fund the...

Crisis Looming For Cancer Care In The US
2013-09-11 05:17:37

[ Watch the Video: US Cancer Care System Is In Crisis ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Delivery of cancer care in the US is facing a crisis due to the aging population, increased demand and rising costs of treatment, a shrinking oncology work force and the complexity of the disease, according to a new Institute of Medicine report released on Monday. According to the report, the cancer incidence rate is expected to increase 45 percent (from 1.6 million new...

2013-09-06 12:24:21

$200 Co-Pay, Annual Increases Create Hidden Costs for Too Many, says NPAF Statistics Show When Co-Pays are Unaffordable, Patients Abandon Treatment SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the hardships certain to be faced by a population of California cancer patients on strained incomes, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice for legislative reform at the state and federal...

2013-09-04 16:27:36

At St. Jude, doctors and scientists work to improve childhood cancer survival rates as well as enhance patients' long-term quality of life after treatment MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a steady rise in survival rates, childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among young Americans. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital doctors and scientists are working to change that statistic. September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness...

2013-08-30 23:28:10

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new discovery of an immunotherapy target in aggressive brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses the discovery of a new immunotherapy target in aggressive brain tumors that could help patients who do not respond to current chemotherapy. According to an August 28, 2013 Med City News article titled “Researchers find new immunotherapy...

2013-08-29 20:21:26

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Somewhere in a research laboratory, an African American woman with a medical degree is helping to solve the mysteries of breast cancer. She is working with colleagues to find out why young African American women are disproportionately affected by triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and often deadly form of the disease. In another laboratory, an African American man who is an expert on...

2013-08-21 10:19:04

Online tool for planning life after cancer fills knowledge gaps, arms patients with information to take charge of their care In 2005, the Institute of Medicine, surveying the outlook for the growing number of American cancer survivors, first described the idea of a survivorship care plan: a roadmap for the group of patients, today numbering nearly 12 million, who are beginning new lives as cancer survivors. Care plans aims to arm cancer survivors with a customized road map for their...