News tagged with cancer care

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Doctors say cancer drug costs are too high

More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.

Apr 26, 2013
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Major cancer genotyping study logs 5,000th tumor profile

More than 5,000 genetic profiles of tumor DNA have been completed in a large research study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital designed to speed the ...

Sep 12, 2013
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A roadblock to personalized cancer care?

There's a major roadblock to creating personalized cancer care. Doctors need a way to target treatments to patients most likely to benefit and avoid treating those who will not. Tumor biomarker tests can ...

Aug 01, 2013
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A recipe for increased colorectal cancer screening rates

Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is cost-effective and saves lives by early detection. The ability to screen large numbers of individuals is especially important for states with tight health insurance budgets dealing ...

Aug 14, 2012
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Oncology

Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (ονκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning "study of".

Oncology is concerned with:

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