Kelly Johnson


Payers Still Denying Coverage Despite Clinical Trial Mandate

March 29th 2016

A mandate enacted after the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was supposed to improve health coverage for patients enrolled in clinical trials; however, nearly 63% of cancer centers and organizations that responded to a recent survey reported insurance denials of routine care costs associated with patient involvement in clinical trials during 2014.

Young Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Face Gaps in Care

February 27th 2016

Despite national evidence- and consensus- based guidelines on posttreatment care, fewer than half of adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma receive all of the recommended services within the first year after treatment.

First-in-Class Drug Targets Stem Cells in Gastric Cancer Trial

February 11th 2016

Manish A. Shah, MD, discusses the BRIGHTER trial, which is investigated BBI608 as a second-line treatment for patients with gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer who already have undergone platinum and fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy.

Strains of Oral HPV Increases Risk of Head and Neck Cancers

January 28th 2016

Patients with a certain type of oral human papilloma virus have an increased risk of developing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Advancements in Prostate Cancer Screening Give Urologists More Options

December 17th 2015

Philip J. Buffington, MD, discussed new screening methods and hormonal therapies being utilized for patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinics Make Inroads in Practices

December 15th 2015

Gary Kirsh, MD, president of The Urology Group and LUGPA, Kirsh provides insight on treating prostate cancer within the context of urology, as well as the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach.

Urologists Adapt Treatment Paradigm to Incorporate Novel Agents in mCRPC

December 15th 2015

Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS, discussed novel therapies for treating mCRPC and deciding which patients are appropriate candidates.

ASCO, AAHPM Craft Guidance Statement for Palliative Care

December 3rd 2015

ASCO and AAHPM recently partnered to create a consensus definition of high-quality palliative care.

HPV DNA Detected in Mouthwash Predicts Oral Cancer Recurrence

August 26th 2015

Patients who have HPV 16 DNA in their saliva following treatment of their oropharyngeal cancer are more likely to have their cancer recur, and a prospective cohort study has shown that a simple mouth rinse can be used to detect it.