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Article ID: 709843

NCCN Announces Six Quality Improvement Projects in Gastric Cancer Care Approved for Collaboration with Lilly Oncology

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced six projects that aim to improve the delivery of gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer care in the United States.

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20-Mar-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709791

New Report Finds States Must Do More to Ensure People at High Risk Can Be Screened for Lung Cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson and the American Lung Association have partnered on educational initiatives to improve coverage for recommended lung cancer screening in state Medicaid programs.

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19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709813

AACI to Host Congressional Briefing Addressing Barriers to Cancer Research and Care

Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) will host a Congressional briefing, “Breaking Down Barriers to a Cure,” on Wednesday, March 27. A panel of experts and patient advocates will discuss financial and structural barriers that limit equitable access to cancer treatment.

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19-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709788

Genomic Testing Associated with Significantly Lower Health Care Costs in High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients, According to Researchers from Duke University

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

New research from Duke University, published in the March 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, provides evidence that genomic recurrence score (RS) testing using the 21-gene assay is associated with lower costs for people with clinically high-risk breast cancer.

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18-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709786

The Latest on Blood Cancers

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The AAMDSIF and the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center are sponsoring a free public information conference about different blood diseases and cancers. The conference will provide updates on diagnosis and treatment of these diseases and the latest research in these areas.

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19-Mar-2019 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709774

Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer in both new cases and cancer deaths in the United States. While colorectal cancer incidence declined 3.7 percent annually from 2006 to 2015 for those 55 and older, rates have increased 1.8 percent annually for those younger than age 55. According to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert, there is still a lot of work to be done.

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Article ID: 709626

Cigall Kadoch, PhD, chosen for 2019 Wachtel Cancer Research Prize

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber researcher Cigall Kadoch, PhD, named recipient of Wachtel Cancer Research Prize

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15-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709607

New study on Serious Illness Care Program underscores significant benefit of more, better, and earlier conversations between clinicians and patients

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A new study shows that an innovative communication program developed by Ariadne Labs and tested at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute resulted in more, earlier and better conversations between patients and their oncology clinicians, and led to significant reductions in emotional suffering for patients with advanced cancer.

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13-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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