Conference Coverage: NCCN Policy Summit September 2019October 20th 2019
Speakers at the September 12, 2019, Policy Summit of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center, held in Washington, DC, addressed what practices have learned from experience with the Oncology Care Model and what steps must occur to standardize patient reported outcomes to incorporate them into reporting.
ASTRO Calls for Voluntary Start, Scaling Back Excessive Cuts in CMS' Proposed Radiation Oncology ModelOctober 17th 2019
In a commentary adapted from the organization's official response to CMS' proposal, the author highlights potential challenges that proposed alternative payment model presents for members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Screening and Prevention: More Data Reveal Shift to Obesity-Related Cancers in Younger PatientsOctober 17th 2019
Although results of other recent studies have noted the rise in the rate of obesity-related cancers among younger adults, this is the first study to also find a concurrent decrease in the rate of new cancer cases among patients 65 years and older.
How Obesity Affects Cancer Treatment, and How to Talk With Patients About PreventionOctober 17th 2019
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, an oncologist who specializes in breast cancer and who serves as executive vice president at Texas Oncology, discusses the effect of obesity on cancer treatment as well as prevention strategies.
Obesity and Cancer Risk: A Public Health CrisisOctober 16th 2019
Obesity is associated with a number of adverse health-related complications and carries an elevated individual all-cause mortality risk. It would be hard to overstate the increased adverse health outcomes for obese individuals. What is far less well recognized by the general public is the significant link between obesity and increased cancer risk.
NASH and Liver Cancer: The New Cancer HeadlineOctober 15th 2019
The most common primary liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, is driven by fatty liver disease and is among the most prevalent and deadly of cancers driven by obesity. Rising rates of overweight and obesity parallel increased rates of obesogenic cancers, which increased 7% between 2005 and 2014.