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COA Study: Hospital Outpatient Care 60% Higher, Leads to More Emergency Visits
As CMS moves ahead with payment reforms designed to reduce the total cost of hospital care, the results from a new study show that cancer treatment remains much less expensive at community oncology clinics than at hospitals and that the spending gap between the 2 types of sites may be growing wider.
Oncology providers contend that the sweeping $1.5 trillion in tax cuts sought by Republicans would trigger sequester cuts that would drive more independent practices out of business and reduce patient access to care.
FDA Approves Adjuvant Sunitinib for High-Risk RCC
The FDA has approved sunitinib (Sutent) for use as an adjuvant therapy in patients with renal cell carcinoma who have received nephrectomy and are high risk for recurrence.
FDA Authorizes Tumor Assay Through New Streamlined Pathway
The FDA announced that it has approved the IMPACT tumor profiling assay, while also making it easier for some device manufacturers to bring their products to market.
 
Bayer, Loxo to Collaborate on Larotrectinib
Bayer and Loxo Oncology have entered into a partnership to develop and market larotrectinib (LOXO-101) and LOXO-195 in the United States and worldwide.
Surgery in Oncology Is Not Always a Simple Decision
The personalization of cancer care is more elaborately expressed in multidisciplinary tumor conferences and clinical trials.
The FDA has approved brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) as a treatment for patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who have received prior systemic therapy.
Finding the On-Ramp to Clinical Trial Offerings
Clinical trials help community practices attract patients, inspire oncologists, and lower costs, but forming a program can be daunting to the uninitiated.
Advance Planning Minimized Storm Impact for Oncology Practices
Texas Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) knew their ability to recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma would hinge upon the work they did before either storm arrived.
Oncofertility is the specialty dealing with the clinical care of patients who will lose their fertility due to cancer treatment.
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