August 2011 | Oncology & Biotech News

Value-Based Coverage Decisions: CMS Scrutinizes Provenge

August 25, 2011

In late March, CMS ended the speculation by announcing its intention to pay for onlabel uses of the drug, which costs $93,000 for a 3-dose regimen, while leaving off-label coverage decisions to its regional contractors.

Quality-of-Life Targeted Therapies

August 08, 2011

In the context of caring for cancer patients, all physicians and nurses trained in oncology receive education in quality-of-life issues; however, prolonging quantity of life remains our ultimate goal.