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Cancer prevention at ASCO 2018

That’s the question I was expecting to get at the  American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual conference in Chicago. My co-worker, Kim, attended in 2017, and as she prepared me for this year’s event, she emphasized that many visitors to our booth were skeptical about preventing cancer. Fast-forward one year later and there was […]

FY17 Health Spending Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies bill. The bill gives $34 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a $2 billion increase (6.2 percent) from last year. The National Cancer Institute will receive a little more than $5.4 billion in the bill, […]

Medicare Part B Rule to be Finalized in March 2019

Congratulations!  Your letters and calls worked.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Monday, May 23 that they do not expect the controversial Medicare Part B drug cost-cutting demonstration rule to be finalized until March 2019. Published by CMS in March, the proposed Medicare Part B would change the add-on percentage of […]

Advocate to Save Lives

Every year, 1.6 million Americans are told they have cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death and is responsible for an average of 1,580 deaths every day in the United States. The enormity of cancer can make us feel helpless, but there is something we can do. President Obama and Vice President Biden […]