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Shining a Spotlight on Patient Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

Innovations in cancer care enable people to live longer, healthier, and higher-quality lives. They often advance medicine, improve health outcomes, and bring new, improved treatments to market. Despite these gains, however, increasing access to these therapies must be improved if patients are to fully benefit from them.

While access to cancer care means different things to different people, overall, it is about timely, relevant, high-quality, affordable, and coordinated care – ...

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Decoding Clinical Pathways

The term “clinical pathway” is not one that is well known to most Americans. Yet, these roadmaps, which help guide doctors in managing the care of a patient, have been used for more than 30 years in hospitals and physician practices. Clinical pathways influence the decisions doctors make about how to tailor a person’s medical treatment, from the diagnosis and drugs they prescribe to referrals to other health professionals.

While the aim of a clinical pathway is generally to ...

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A Moonshot to Beat Cancer

Through the number of lives lost, human suffering, and the costs to the economy, cancer affects everyone, and Vice President Biden is no exception. Just last year, Biden’s son Beau – the former Delaware Attorney General – passed away from brain cancer at just 46 years old.

During the 2016 State of the Union, President Obama announced a new initiative to eliminate cancer – a “moonshot” – and called upon the Vice President to take the lead. Following the ...

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Cancer Innovation: It's Personal

This piece is part two of a two-part infographic series on the impact of cancer innovation. To view part one, click here.

Cancer innovation affects different people in different ways. For some, it equates to longer-than-expected survival rates, enabling them to spend more time with loved ones. For others, fewer or less severe treatment side effects can result in a better quality of life ...

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A World Where ‘We Can. I Can.’ Beat Cancer

Today, in honor of World Cancer Day, people all over the world are coming together to recognize that–collectively and individually–‘We Can. I Can.’ make strides against cancer.

At one point in time, treatments that we now consider standard of care seemed out of reach. From the first chemotherapy in 1949 to the newest targeted treatments, breakthrough medicines have transformed cancer care. Coupled with new ...

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Innovation Makes an Impact

For the millions of Americans living with cancer, every innovation is a step in the right direction; these discoveries, no matter how small, bring us closer toward the development of new treatments and cures.  

From moving new medicines through the clinical trial pipeline to furthering advancements in the fields of personalized medicine and genomics, we’ve continued to make strides in oncology innovation. In 2015 alone, over 800 new medicines and vaccines entered ...

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What is Innovation?

For the millions of Americans living with cancer, every innovation is a step in the right direction. We use the term innovation quite frequently, but what exactly does it mean? From a hot new technology startup to a medical breakthrough, it can take many forms. And while the concept can also be quite diverse, this is where innovation is making its mark in the cancer conversation.

Clinical Trials
Often called research studies, clinical trials ...

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Research: Spurring Progress in Cancer Care

In September 2011, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) published the first Cancer Progress Report, highlighting advances in biomedical research since the passage of the National Cancer Care Act of 1971. The AACR recently released a 2015 progress report, showcasing the strides against cancer that have been ...

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The Who, Where, and Why of National Mammography Day

As the seasons change, a vibrant sea of orange, red, and yellow foliage surrounds us. But throughout the month of October, another prominent color enters our line of vision: pink. We see frosted on the donuts at our local coffee shop, stitched into the equipment of professional athletes, and on the ribbons and signage promoting various awareness walks and fundraisers.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the disease ...

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Raising Awareness Through Education and Advocacy

As the calendar turns to September year after year, we know that a busy time is upon us. Summer is ending, for many, a new school year is beginning, and we’re adjusting back into our fall routines. Despite this, we must not forget that September marks a month of awareness for a number of cancers that touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each year.

Quality solutions in cancer treatment and cures require a partnership not just ...

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