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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which increased insurance coverage, was associated with an increase in the diagnosis of several screenable cancers at an earlier stage.

An NCCN survey taken during the period of congressional debate over new federal healthcare legislation, reports how oncology professionals feel about the possible repeal and replacement of the ACA.

The FDA has sent warning letters to 14 companies marketing dozens of unapproved “miracle cure” products online with fraudulent claims that they prevent or cure cancer.

Ultimately, meaningful value assessment is going to require unbiased comparisons between competing strategies. Decision models are extremely useful in this regard and can provide important insight into cost-effectiveness evaluations.

ASCO has released a statement announcing its opposition to President Trump’s budget outline for FY2018, which would cut about $6 billion in funding to the National Institutes of Health.

A cost-effectiveness analysis found that 9 weeks of trastuzumab therapy is better than the more standard 12 months in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, without loss of clinical efficacy.

A study found that several disease- and treatment-specific factors are associated with an increased risk of near misses or safety incidents in patients undergoing radiation therapy.

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