Dr Ajai Chari Discusses the Importance of Real-World Evidence in Multiple Myeloma

September 11, 2019


Real-world outcomes are important because the populations included in clinical trials rarely reflect the populations actually being treated in the clinic, said Ajai Chari, MD, associate professor of medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr Ginah Nightingale: Challenges of Treating Seniors With Cancer With Combination Therapies

August 25, 2019


When seniors with cancer are being treated with combination therapies, providers need to keep in mind more than just the complex regimens they’re administering, said Ginah Nightingale, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Jefferson College of Pharmacy.

Dr Ajai Chari Outlines Disparities and Treatment Patterns in Multiple Myeloma

August 24, 2019


Research has shown disparities in multiple myeloma treatment between clinical trials and real-world outcomes, as well as a lot of heterogeneity among treatment patterns by age and region, said Ajai Chari, MD, associate professor of medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital.

Ochsner Names 2019 Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease Honorees

August 21, 2019


For 34 years, Ochsner Health System has annually recognized scientists who have made major contributions regarding the relationship between smoking and disease along with the development of innovative treatment modalities.

MDM2 Antagonists Help CDK4/6 Inhibitors Overcome Resistance in Melanoma

August 21, 2019


Outside of breast cancer, cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors have not been as successful as tumors develop resistance. New research shows that a murine double minute (MDM2) antagonist can help CDK4/6 inhibitors overcome resistance, offering a potential second-line treatment option in melanoma.

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—Limiting Surprising Medical Bills and Other Health News

August 18, 2019


Every week, The American Journal of Managed Care® recaps the top managed care news of the week, and you can now listen to it on our podcast, Managed Care Cast.

The Adoption and Spread of Hospital Care Coordination Activities Under Value-Based Programs

August 14, 2019


Value-based programs such as accountable care organizations appear to encourage the adoption and spread of care coordination activities by hospitals.

Survey: Caregivers of Patients With PD Note Nonmotor Symptoms More Often Than Patients

August 10, 2019


The survey aimed to better understand the perceptions, experiences, and educational needs of patients who have nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson disease as well as their caregivers.

Changing Demographics Among Populations Prescribed HCV Treatment, 2013-2017

July 12, 2019


From 2013 to 2017, the population of US patients prescribed treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) changed, becoming predominantly treatment-naïve and having received care in nonacademic centers.

Understanding Price Growth in the Market for Targeted Oncology Therapies

June 14, 2019


The prices of targeted oncology therapies have grown substantially, but revenues have not. This is due in part to large declines in per-drug patient counts.