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Oncology & Cancer

Financial toxicity impacts half of women with gynecologic cancer

The cost of cancer care in United States was an estimated $183 billion in 2015 and is projected to rise by 30 percent by 2030, according to the American Cancer Society. While private and government insurance may cover much ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer patients face insurance denials that complicate recovery

It had been a long four years since that July night when Marianne Sarcich first felt the lump in her right breast as she toweled off from a shower.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many prolonged sick leaves for COVID-19

Nearly 12,000 people in Sweden received sickness benefit from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency for COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. The median duration of sick leave in this group was 35 days, but for many ...

Cardiology

NHS Health Checks are not helping people who need them most

According to a seven year study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, involving more than 3 million people, only 8% of those at greater risk of heart disease who would benefit from taking statins, were prescribed ...

Medical research

Speeding up clinical trials by making drug production local

The Boston area has long been home to innovation that leads to impactful new drugs. But manufacturing those drugs for clinical trials often involves international partners and supply chains. The vulnerabilities of that system ...

Medical economics

More radiologists participating in MSSP ACOs

From 2013 to 2018, there was a more than threefold increase in radiologist participation in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a study published online May 19 in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical hematologists urgently needed in Africa

The acute shortage of hematologists in Sub-Saharan Africa has given rise to an urgent need for training to help address increasing cases of blood disorders, scientists say.