• Mortality rates from all cancers dropped 32% since 1991, American Cancer Society reports

    Mortality rates from all cancers combined in 2019 dropped 32 percent since 1991, when rates were at the highest, according to a Nov. 11 press release from the American Cancer Society. 
  • Anesthesia is a key opportunity to deliver positive experiences in your ASC — Here's how.

    ASCs are seeing record patient volumes, but that doesn't mean improvements should stop. Here's a strategic way to take the patient experience one step further.
  • 5 recent cancer center openings, constructions

    Here are five hospitals, health systems and cancer treatment centers that have expanded their cancer care facilities, opened new facilities, or shared plans to open new centers since Oct. 4. 
  • WellSpan, Johns Hopkins partner on oncology care

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine have partnered to expand access to cancer care for South Central Pennsylvania residents. 
  • Washington U receives $17M grant to address cancer disparities

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis received a $17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address disparities in cancer research, treatment and outcomes according to a Nov. 6 press release.
  • New Jersey cancer center launches state's 1st home infusion program

    Eligible cancer patients will soon be able to get infusion treatments at home through a pilot program from New Brunswick-based Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, part of RWJBarnabas Health. 
  • Chronic stress weakens immunity, promotes tumor growth, study finds

    Researchers from Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center found immunosuppressive cells become more sensitive to stress signals as tumors grow, according to a Nov. 4 press release. 
  • CAR T-cell therapy tied to adverse heart, lung effects, study finds

    Twenty percent of  patients who received chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy experienced adverse cardiovascular and pulmonary events, a study published in the November issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. 
  • 6 oncologists on the move

    These six oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few months. 
  • Mount Sinai partners to open new cancer facility

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and BronxCare Health System opened a 10,000-square-foot cancer facility, a Nov. 4 press release said. 
  • U of Houston researcher gets $1.8M grant to prevent progression of some breast cancers

    Tasneem Bawa-Khalfe, PhD, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston, received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a therapeutic strategy to prevent progression of advanced drug-resistant hormone-receptor positive breast cancers, according to a Nov. 3 press release.
  • UofL Health cancer center opens 3rd location

    UofL Health in Louisville, Ky., has partnered with Cancer and Blood Specialists of Louisville to open a third location of the academic health system's Brown Cancer Center. 
  • Miami Cancer Institute's focus on pediatric research: 3 notes

    Researchers at Miami Cancer Institute are conducting several pediatric cancer studies focused on reducing dose to critical structures of the brain, minimizing toxicities from treatment and preserving neurocognitive function in survivors, Matthew Hall, MD, lead pediatric radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute, said in a Nov. 3 press release.
  • 5 recent cancer care partnerships

    Here are five cancer-related partnerships formed since Oct. 18.  
  • 10 top oncology stories in October

    A story about an advocacy group filing an ethics complaint against the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston over undisclosed clinical trial results from 2005 was Becker's most-read oncology story in October.
  • Cancer patients' economic burden in 2019: 4 findings

    Cancer patients in the U.S. spent $21.09 billion on care in 2019, according to an annual report published Oct. 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 
  • Allina launches new cancer institute

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health System has invested $50 million to launch the Allina Health Cancer Institute, the Star Tribune reported Oct. 28. 
  • Miami cancer center gets $6.3M from city's NFL team

    The Miami Dolphins football team presented the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with $6.3 million during an Oct. 24 game. 
  • New Yale pilot program offers next-day oncologic consultations 

    A new pilot program at Yale Cancer Center offers patients next-day access for oncologic consultations to reduce treatment wait times and boost patient satisfaction, according to an Oct. 27 press release.
  • Addressing social determinants of health boosted cancer survival rates 94%, study says

    A cancer care delivery model specifically accounting for social determinants of health not only improved overall cancer survival rates up to 94 percent for white and Black patients, but also nearly eliminated racial health disparities in cancer care outcomes, according to a study set to be published in the Nov. 1 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics.
  • Colorectal cancer survival rates similar across age groups, study finds

    Younger patients with metastatic colorectal cancer do not survive longer than older patients with the disease, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 

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