February 17th 2020
Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, discusses important new developments in bladder and prostate cancer.
February 28th 2019
There have been efforts in recent years to improve patient adherence to oncology medications; now, oncologists may soon have 1 more tool in the form of digital pills.
February 12th 2019
More than a dozen new treatments have boosted survival times for individuals with multiple myeloma. Now, researchers are beginning trials to investigate whether any of those treatments might improve on observation for patients with smoldering multiple myeloma who are at the highest risk of progression.
October 4th 2018
Charles S. Fuchs, MD, MPH, has investigated associations between lifestyle choices of food and exercise and cancer diagnosis and survivorship, leading to important insights that have clarified the relative value of diets that include nuts, alcohol, and legumes, among other foods.
November 6th 2017
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.
October 23rd 2017
North Star Lodge of Yakima, Washington, found that making the Oncology Care Model work involved solving a long series of problems.
August 8th 2017
Architects can tailor new buildings to oncology’s specific needs and Arizona Oncology built its newest facility from the ground up rather than renting generic offices.
June 28th 2017
Cancer Care Northwest made a successful bet on going fully independent and became a dominant provider in its market.
June 9th 2017
After a trio of mergers and sustained organic growth, Tennessee Oncology has 81 physicians who provide care in 30 locations in central and east Tennessee.
April 10th 2017
Barbara McAneny, MD, hopes she can help fix American healthcare’s shortcomings while also promoting its strengths by running for president of the American Medical Association (AMA).
March 13th 2017
Hope Rugo, MD, highlights the latest efforts to improve outcomes in triple-negative breast cancer.
February 23rd 2017
The partners at Cancer Center of Kansas have heard for years about all the radical changes they must make to survive as a business. They have implemented those changes required by law, but they have stood firm against fads.
January 28th 2017
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders believes that its acupuncturist, dietitian, psychotherapist, and other ancillary service providers extend patient's lives and decrease total treatment costs by reducing hospital visits. In the past, payers did not agree and would not pay for such services, which is one reason why partners at the practice are excited about the ongoing transition from fee-for-service payments to fee-for-outcome payments.
January 18th 2017
Kashyap Patel, MD, saw the first signs that fee-for-service was doomed eight years ago. He was serving on South Carolina’s Medicaid board when he received a report about CMS’s plans to test new payment models.
November 24th 2016
Louisiana leads the nation in cancer mortality—and not in the good sense. The state’s cancer mortality rate is 14% higher than the national average. Much of the problem lies in late diagnosis. Louisiana residents are less likely than other Americans to undergo recommended screenings, so their tumors tend to be more advanced upon detection.
October 12th 2016
After flat-fee system of financing cancer care at two large oncology practices in Northern California has improved patient outcomes and increased doctor compensation while defying inflationary pressures and holding the line on treatment costs.
July 11th 2016
Ventura County Hematology Oncology Specialists opened its doors 45 years ago and has long occupied a comfortable niche in its local market.
May 8th 2016
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada's exponential expansion is, in part, a result of both the surging local headcount and the national trend toward oncology practice consolidation.
March 8th 2016
Oncare Hawaii is unusual in the autonomy it affords to its doctors. Each physician sets his or her own hours, recruits most of his or her own patients, and then becomes the only Oncare physician to see those patients.