Oncology

American Oncology Network, LLC Announces New Advisory Board Chair and Executive Committee

July 21, 2020

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The American Oncology Network, LLC, has added 5 medical oncologists to its Executive Committee.

Access to Care: Burris Says United With Our Patients, We Accelerate Progress Together

July 20, 2020

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“We’ve had advancements, but we need to go faster,” said ASCO President Howard A. "Skip" Burris III, MD, as he stressed the importance of advancing therapies for better patient outcomes by addressing obstacles to patients’ care. “Access to care, access to clinical trials, and access to information are really key.”

Florida Cancer Specialists Names New CEO

July 14, 2020

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Nathan H. Walcker will succeed Brad Prechtl on August 1, 2020.

Don't Delay Cancer Care During COVID-19 Crisis

July 01, 2020

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Both the federal government and state officials have implemented policies and safeguards to slow transmission of the virus. Perhaps most troubling in this new environment were the state moratoriums on “elective” surgical procedures.

From the Editor-in-Chief: Bigger Questions of Systems, Viruses, and the Lives of Real People

June 19, 2020

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As I recall the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, what stands out most is its profound human cost and the courage of those who helped our society transcend it. We are in the midst of a time in which the human toll of COVID-19 and the enormity of the path ahead are clear.

Conference Coverage: Community Oncology Alliance

June 17, 2020

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Coverage from the Community Oncology Alliance Virtual Meeting, held April 23-24, 2020.

How to Optimize Cancer Therapy When Coronavirus Hits the Fan

June 17, 2020

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends that cancer survivors who have completed their treatment and are under surveillance with no known evidence of disease are to be kept out of care facilities to avoid developing COVID-19.

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Lurbinectedin in Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 16, 2020

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Investigators reported in Lancet Oncology that second-line treatments are needed in small cell lung cancer, as few options exist for these patients once first-line therapy fails.

Claims Identification of Patients With Severe Cancer-Related Symptoms

June 11, 2020

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The authors established a claims-based mechanism for identifying patients with lung cancer with more severe patient-reported cancer-related symptoms who could benefit from engagement with health care programs.

Aaron Lyss on What the Next Oncology Payment Model Should Include

June 11, 2020

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Benchmarking, accountability, bilateralism, and scalability are the 4 parameters critical to successful alternative payment models in oncology, said Aaron Lyss, MBA, director of strategy and business development at Tennessee Oncology.