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Advocates Reveal Cancer Survivorship Challenges and Resources during National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Patient Advocacy Summit

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Cancer survivors and patient advocates joined clinicians, employers, policy makers, and pharmaceutical and biotech industry representatives to address survivorship in cancer care. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) convened a Patient Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on December 1, to examine the most pressing issues facing cancer survivors and their caretakers and discuss available resources. Survivors and patient advocates were …

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Climbing Costs for Treating Breast Cancer Poised to Strain Medicare in the Near Future

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With cancer care costs projected to increase 32% from 2010 to 2020, researchers are working to determine the main drivers of costs for treating breast cancer. Breast cancer accounted for the highest proportion (13%) of the $124.6 billion in Medicare money spent on cancer care in 2010[1]. In a study led by Ami Vyas, PhD, MS, MBA (currently at the …

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NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ is Now Complete, Providing Radiation Treatment Recommendations for All 41 Disease Sites

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Completed compendium serves as the definitive source of radiation protocols for treatments used with nearly two-thirds of patients with cancer[1], and is available for free for a limited time. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has announced the release of the newly-completed NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™. This comprehensive new addition to NCCN’s Library of Compendia includes information designed to support …

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New Supportive Care Resources from NCCN Help Patients with Cancer Confront Distress

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New NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Distress available on NCCN.org/patients All patients with cancer experience some level of distress associated with their cancer diagnosis and the effects of the disease and its treatment—regardless of the stage of disease. Not only does distress effect a patient’s mental and psychosocial well-being, but because distress is a risk factor for non-adherence, uncontrolled distress can …