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House passes bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 26, 2015

By a vote of 392 to 37, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill today that repeals the sustainable growth rate, a key factor in annual Medicare physician payment updates, and replaces it with a merit-based payment system.

Support for the bill was virtually even along party lines, with 212 Republicans and 180 Democrats voting for the measure.

In the Journals

Veterans assigned to women’s health providers more likely to undergo cervical, breast cancer screenings

March 25, 2015
Female veterans assigned to designated women’s health providers at Veterans Affairs are more likely to be screened for cervical and breast cancer, according to a…
Industry News

Responsible data-sharing calls for guiding principles to maximize benefits, lower risks

March 25, 2015
The sharing, integration and analysis of data from clinical trials among academic and commercial institutions benefits future research efforts and improves on clinical…
Derek Raghavan EditorialPublication Exclusive

Palliative medicine under the microscope: Not every patient with cancer needs palliative care

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
In this edition of HemOnc Today, we cover the important topic of palliative management.In particular, we review the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) recently published…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Breaking News

House passes bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 26, 2015
By a vote of 392 to 37, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill today that repeals the sustainable growth rate, a key factor in…
In the Journals

Veterans assigned to women’s health providers more likely to undergo cervical, breast cancer screenings

March 25, 2015
Female veterans assigned to designated women’s health providers at Veterans Affairs are more likely to be screened for cervical and breast…
Industry News

Responsible data-sharing calls for guiding principles to maximize benefits, lower risks

March 25, 2015
The sharing, integration and analysis of data from clinical trials among academic and commercial institutions benefits future research efforts and…
Derek Raghavan EditorialPublication Exclusive

Palliative medicine under the microscope: Not every patient with cancer needs palliative care

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD
In this edition of HemOnc Today, we cover the important topic of palliative management.In particular, we review the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS)…
The ultimate goals of palliative care and hospice care are different, according to Anne M. Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN, CENP, clinical director of the solid tumor malignancy program at City of Hope. “In palliative care, the interventions are often aggressive because the goal for the patient is to live well and to live longer,” Ireland said. Cover StoryPerspectivePublication Exclusive

ONS: Successful early integration of palliative care requires multidisciplinary approach

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
A multidisciplinary approach is necessary to support the integration of palliative care at the time of cancer diagnosis, according to a position…
Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc CommentaryPublication Exclusive

Practice patterns, not patients, may drive overutilization in oncology

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2015
Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc
The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the developed world — an estimated $2.9 trillion in 2013.Increasingly, there…
Perspective

Substantial physician shortage expected over next decade

March 24, 2015
A national shortage of between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians is projected by 2025, affecting primary care, surgical care and other medical…
In the Journals

Parents interested in whole genome sequencing for themselves, children

March 24, 2015
More than half of parents who participated in a nationally representative study indicated they would be interested in whole genome sequencing for…
Association News

AACR names 11 academy fellows

March 22, 2015
The American Association for Cancer Research announced 11 new fellows of the AACR Academy.The academy recognizes distinguished scientists whose…
Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD Industry News

MD Anderson researcher receives scientific award

March 21, 2015
Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD, chair of cancer biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the Jacob-Henle Medal from the…
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