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Addressing the 2011 Association of Community Cancer Centers annual meeting attendees, Timothy Tyler, PharmD, FCSHP, Director of Pharmacy Services at the Desert Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palm Springs, CA, outlined the considerable demands and complications that have been added to oncology care with the introduction of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program for high-risk drugs.
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Baltimore, MD—The preliminary results of a 2009 survey on cancer care trends among community hospital cancer centers indicates the growing impact of the recession, with data showing a greater inability of patients to pay for cancer care and a freezing of plans to purchase new equipment.
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Baltimore, MD—Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is at the forefront of new cost-control efforts, according to experts speaking at a panel discussion at the Asso ciation of Community Cancer Centers’ (ACCC) 36th Annual National Meeting.
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Baltimore, MD—Although majortechnological advances continue in the diagnostic imaging arena, heightenedconcern over radiation overdoses,steep prices for equipment, andquestions about whether the newtechnologies will be reimbursed posechallenges for the field.
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Baltimore, MD—In light of ongoing discussions on healthcare and its reform in the United States, an examination of how care is financed and delivered in other parts of the world could provide a useful contrast for our own national deliberations.
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Researchers from the University of California and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have begun working on a prototype “cyberinfrastructure” that would allow cancer researchers to collect and interpret data from multiple sources to compare the effectiveness of preventive measures, drugs, treatments, and interventions during the course of clinical trials.
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