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High cost of cancer care in the U.S. doesn’t reduce mortality rates

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Yale University From: While the U.S. spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average, according to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and Vassar College. The results were published May 27 in JAMA Health Forum. “There is a common perception that the …

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For cancer care, patients’ relationship with their primary care providers prove crucial

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Mary Clare Fischer From: Two studies highlight the important role of PCPs and their communication with patients at various stages of their cancer journeys. Communication between patients and their primary care providers is key to ensuring effective cancer care, both before diagnosis and after treatment, according to two recent papers led by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center …

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Rare Patient Voice Ad Test

In Uncategorized by Barbara Jacoby

Each year as this month rolls around, I have a conversation with my sister-in-law on the anniversary of my brother’s passing from a heart attack while on the operating table during his 12th surgery related to his metastatic liver cancer. I can’t help but acknowledge her on this day for all of the help and love and support that she …