June 23rd 2018
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, president of the Physician Services Division and chief innovation officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses the role of stem cell transplant in patients with multiple myeloma.
January 23rd 2018
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, president of the Physician Services Division and chief innovation officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses the results of a trial investigating the combination of CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors for patients with multiple myeloma.
January 3rd 2018
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, president of the Physician Services Division and chief innovation officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses the combination of CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.
December 31st 2017
The debate continues to rage over whether the difference in the cost of oncologic care between outpatient hospital and physician private offices is appropriate.
December 16th 2017
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, president of the Physician Services Division and chief innovation officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses the CPIT001 study for patients with hematologic malignancies.
November 25th 2017
Oncologists in private offices who supply chemotherapy and biologic infusion therapies for their patients have until recently been exempt from regulations that protect the workplace from aerosolized contaminating agents.
October 29th 2017
In community oncology, the complexity and cost of therapy and therapy administration have caused the cost of delivering a service to rise disproportionately relative to actual payment.
August 26th 2017
Despite all the excitement and anticipation, there is a growing anxiety among payers and providers regarding the cost of CAR T cells.
August 5th 2017
To optimize clinical outcomes and reduce the total cost of care, it is important to limit physicians’ choices of care.
July 4th 2017
Over the past 3 years, there has been a growing chorus of complaint about the rising costs of medications, particularly in oncology.
June 10th 2017
Genomics, proteomics, precision analytics, Big Data analysis, and artificial intelligence now in use or in late phases of development can help healthcare providers to achieve the promises of the Triple Aim of medicine: improve clinical outcomes for all, reduce total cost of care for the populations served, and improve patient experiences
May 7th 2017
The research presented at AACR focused on the fundamentals of cell biology, cell aging, and cell death; how the immune system recognizes and kills cancer cells; and how, in turn, cancer cells avoid immune system detection.
April 13th 2017
To get physicians to work together, an organizing structure is needed and the drive to create partnerships.
February 23rd 2017
Andrew L. Pecora, MD, discusses his hopes for healthcare reform if the the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
February 15th 2017
The primary goal of a cancer diagnosis is to end up with the best possible outcome, and there are always several highways of care, or bundles, to choose from.
January 14th 2017
Over the past 30 years, I have regularly attended annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology, where experts from around the globe convene to share the latest advances.
December 24th 2016
It is almost unimaginable. Oncologists have waited for decades to offer their patients a better chance of surviving cancer, and now they can—for multiple cancer types.
November 25th 2016
We all know that healthcare is at a crossroads: to the left, there is rationed care, and to the right, you have economic insolvency, if we remain on our current course.
September 24th 2016
As the cost comes down due to new technologies and as studies mature, maybe the value equation for common malignancies will favor proton beam therapy. However, it is hard to imagine how throwing a house will ever be as cost-efficient as throwing a marble.