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Here are three reasons “let’s cure cancer” is very easy for politicians to say but very hard to accomplish.
The Trump administration had proposed changing which meds were covered, including HIV and cancer drugs.
Advocates are demanding that the Trump administration remove its restrictions and expand coverage for the cancer treatment.
NCI is expanding eligibility criteria for its cancer clinical trials in the hope that more people will enroll.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
The patient advocacy coalition I Am Essential sent a letter to the HHS spelling out why the plan is dangerous.
Local hospitals can use partnerships to offer greater access to specialists and treatment—though famous names don’t guarantee quality care...
This focus is critical because, first and foremost, these drug products provide people with important therapies.
The American territory also does not cover liver transplants for sick people.
A recent study found that 42% of patients depleted 100 percent of their assets—an average loss of $92,000—within two years of diagnosis.
Many factors influence how long people live with cancer, including whether they have access to cancer screening and high-quality treatments.
Firefighters are diagnosed with cancer at higher rates but aren’t guaranteed health coverage.
Plans will be able to add restrictions on certain drugs to treat diseases like cancer, requiring patients to first try cheaper drugs.
Patients often do not discuss treatment costs with their cancer care team.
The numbers echo a national trend of improvement in cancer survival, though one tempered by racial and ethnic disparities.
The approved therapies have roiled the insurance approval process, which has led to delays and denials of coverage.
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