Costly Cancer Treatment Under Scrutiny
There still lacks evidence to support the theory that proton-beam therapy is more effective than traditional therapy when it comes to treating prostate cancer; however, it would be hard to deduce that fact based on the rapidly growing popularity of proton therapy centers.
Rethinking Value-Based Health Care Delivery
One of the highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, earlier this week was a presentation entitled Value-Based Health Care Delivery by Michael Porter, MBA, PhD, Harvard Business School, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.
Focus on Oncology
There have been many research advancements in oncology over the past several weeks, including a new blood test designed to predict the onset of breast cancer; new control techniques for oncology payer management; and the creation of a new electronic tool for oncology nurses to improve patient outcomes.