Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Talks About Improving Quality in Cancer Care
Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP, Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, states that any organizational change that shifts payment and risk to providers will improve quality. Dr. Bach says that quality can be improved if providers seek to manage costs in a way that promotes high-quality care while making decisions based on evidence and pathways.
This video was taken on November 16 at AJMC's Translating Evidence-Based Research Into Value-Based Decisions in Oncology.
The results of a phase 1b study, presented at the AACR special conference "Targeting the PI3K-mTOR Network in Cancer," found that Alpelisib could overcome resistance to the anti-EGFR antibody cetuximab, and the two regimens together were quite beneficial.
A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the result of a collaboration between CVS Caremark and scientists at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School, compared patient adherence to brand name versus generic statins.
Deaths from overdoses of prescription painkillers are not rising as quickly, but the reasons for that trend are unclear and could be linked to the legalization of marijuana, according to reports released today.
Research presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology identified VEGF-A and TGF-beta as markers of treatment decision in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.