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Cancer Mortality Down 20 Percent Since 1980, but Regional Disparities Persist

According to a population-based modeling study published in JAMA, cancer mortality rates decreased by 20.1 percent (95% CI 18.2-21.4) between 1980 and 2014 –...

Better Communication About Costs of Cancer Care Leads to Better Patient Satisfaction

When physicians communicate with patients about the cost of cancer care, patient satisfaction increases substantially, according to a study published in Cancer. “ is increasingly...

Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Among Cancers With Greatest Burden for U.S. Patients

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are among the 10 cancers with the...

UK’s National Health Services Approves Automatic Transfusion Device for Sickle Cell Patients

The United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) approved the Spectra Optia Apheresis System, a new automatic blood transfusion treatment option for patients with sickle...

PCORI Approves $6.5 Million Funding for Anticoagulant Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors announced it will contribute $6.5 million to fund two studies that will examine the effectiveness...

CRISPR-Cas9 Making Moves in Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have reported that, using CRISPR-Cas9 technology, they were able to correct the sickle cell mutation in mice infected with sickle cell disease (SCD),...

New Ruling Will Fine Drug Companies for Overcharging 340B Hospitals

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule that imposes a $5,000 fine on drug companies each time they “knowingly...

Phase II Study Finds Maribavir Decreases Cytomegalovirus Levels

A phase II study found that maribavir was effective in eradicating cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in transplant recipients who were resistant or refractory to the...

Older Patients Covered by Medicare Face High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Cancer Care

Out-of-pocket medical costs can reach one-quarter of an annual income for older patients with cancer who are covered by Medicare without supplemental insurance, according...

France Plans Large-Scale, Population-Wide Genome Sequencing Program

France announced its plans to invest approximately $745 million to establish population-scale genome sequencing operations – potentially making genome sequencing a routine part of...
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June 2019, Volume 5, Issue 7

This issue features a debate about new treatment options for beta-thalassemia, a look at what’s driving skyrocketing drug prices in myeloma, and more.