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SWOG’s 1501 study takes aim at the silo wall between cardiology and oncology

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: Justin Floyd From: cancerletter.com Many have written and spoken about the goal of eliminating the effect of developing and delivering medical care in “silos.” Silos can simply be defined as medical or scientific environments functioning in parallel. They are independent and not often visible by those working in another silo. Silos often exist unintentionally, but have been a real …

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How value-based care and oncology come together in the healthcare ecosystem

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Erin Dietsche From: medcitynews.com At the MedCity CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia on July 11, experts from Harvard Business School, payer Highmark and tech company Integra Connect explored how their organizations are approaching the intersection of cancer and value-based care. The movement away from fee-for-service doesn’t only apply to the healthcare industry at large. It also has implications in the …

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Need for supportive care in oncology will increase during the next decade

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: GlobalData The need for effective supportive care in oncology will increase in the next decade as patients continue to live longer and cancer progresses to become more like a chronic disease. This includes the need for chemotherapy-related conditions, as chemotherapy will remain the backbone of cancer therapy for the foreseeable future, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. …

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Tracking Cancer In Real Time

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Anna Gorman From: khn.org California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals in the state are part of a pilot project — the first of its kind in the United States — in which they are reporting cancer diagnoses …

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The shocking confessions of a naturopathic doctor

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Britt Marie Hermes, ND From: kevinmd.com I was a licensed naturopathic doctor in two states. I quit practicing naturopathic medicine after discovering my former boss, also a licensed ND, had been importing and administering an illegal cancer drug. I trusted my boss, as did his patients, because he was well respected in the naturopathic community and his credentials included …

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Oncology Leads Development in Promising Gene Therapy Pipeline, says GBI Research

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: gbiresearch.com Despite few products having so far reached the market and captured strong revenues, the gene therapy pipeline remains large, with 906 products in active development across all stages. However, the majority of these remain in early steps of development, with 76% at either the Discovery or Preclinical stage, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research. The company’s latest …

Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Drugs.com In women with early breast cancer, three weeks of high-dose radiation is as effective as the current standard — five weeks of lower-dose treatment, British researchers say. A short course of radiation given in larger doses — an approach called hypofractionated radiation — is safe and effective and causes less damage to healthy surrounding tissue, according to the …

Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine Debuts Their BCW Bloggers

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

I recently received notification from Beverly Vote, Publisher, the Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, that in the Fall issue of the magazine, they would be debuting their 10 BCW Bloggers in a double page spread, sharing not only their pictures and bios, but also inviting them to post a blog on the Breast Cancer Wellness website. To quote Beverly, “the Breast …

Breast Cancer Survivors Swelling

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

(dailyRx News) Women who’ve lived through breast cancer often experience lingering effects from treatment. One of those effects is arm swelling. Researchers recently defined how often this swelling occurs, which women are most at risk and what can be done to help prevent the condition. A new study found that about one in five women who’ve been treated for breast …