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Lay navigators improve quality of cancer care, reduce costs

October 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The integration of lay navigators at a 12-institution health network reduced the cost of cancer care while improving care quality and patient satisfaction, according to a presenter at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.

“Navigation will be a key element of future patient-centered, value-based health care redesign,” Gabrielle B. Rocque, MD, assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, said during her presentation.

In the Journals

Post-transplant squamous cell carcinoma incidence declined in recent years

October 20, 2017
There has been a consistent decline in squamous cell carcinoma post-transplant among organ transplant recipients in Norway since the 1980s, according to recent findings…

Karmanos Cancer Institute president elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes board

October 20, 2017
Gerold Bepler, MD, PhD, has been elected to the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ board of directors. Bepler, president and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos…

‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017
Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health insurance companies…
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Cancer survivor: Clinicians can help patients through emotional support, meaningful communication

October 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the cancer care team can greatly help their patients by striving to reduce the overwhelming nature of their diagnosis, offering…
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CME

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

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

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised…
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Baseball Hall of Famer: Physician’s confidence affects patients

September 26, 2017
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European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

CME

Expert Update: What's New in Essential Thrombocythemia

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Incyte Corporation.

Appropriate early diagnosis and initiation of therapy is essential in the management of myeloproliferative neoplasms…
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