Paying the price of surviving childhood cancer

Paying the price of surviving childhood cancer Survivors likelier to incur out-of-pocket health costs, adopt measures potentially detrimental to their health A study by the MGH Cancer Center has found that out-of-pocket health care costs can lead to financial problems for suvivors of childhood cancer.  Credit: smartstock By Sue McGreevey, MGH Public Affairs | Harvard…
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Aurora teen fighting cancer wants new license plate to fund research for childhood cancer

Aurora teen fighting cancer wants new license plate to fund research for childhood cancer BY DAVE YOUNG, | | UPDATED AT 04:14PM, AUGUST 20, 2017 | See Original Article Here   AURORA, Colo. -- Gabriel Santistevan wants to put a daily reminder about childhood cancer right in front of thousands of Colorado motorists. While he's going through his…
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Young survivors explain what it’s like getting back to ‘normal’ after cancer

Young survivors explain what it's like getting back to 'normal' after cancer By Ursula Sansom-Daly | ABC Health & Wellbeing (Australia) | Aug 19, 2017 | See Original Article Here For Serena and other young survivors, the road to recovery can be full of unexpected hurdles.  (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Serena Weatherall was 23 and…
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Senate passes bill to improve cancer drugs for children

Senate passes bill to improve cancer drugs for children Ledyard King | USATODAY | Aug. 3, 2017 | See Original Article Here |  Photo: NONE, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania WASHINGTON — Until now, drug companies have been free to decide whether to pursue treatments for pediatric cancers as part of their work on adult cancers. They won’t have much choice…
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Cancer treatments another possible casualty of Obamacare repeal: Expert

Cancer treatments another possible casualty of Obamacare repeal: Expert Branding of cancer patients as having pre-existing conditions would have "devastating" effect on ability to get insurance in a post-Obamacare , says researcher. Despite Republican-controlled 's intent to slash spending, Glimcher calls for an increase in federal cancer-research spending. Beth Corsentino | CNBC | See Original…
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We Need To Raise The Bar To Improve Cancer Treatments. What’s The Best Way To Do It?

We Need To Raise The Bar To Improve Cancer Treatments. What’s The Best Way To Do It? Jacqueline Zummo| July 26, 2017 | Health Affairs Blog | See Original Article Here   Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed an unprecedented development of new life-science technologies. Although clinical outcomes have also improved, the benefits often…
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Enrollment opened in pediatric cancer precision medicine trial

Enrollment opened in pediatric cancer precision medicine trial By Amy Wallace   |   July 24, 2017 at 4:12 PM | See Original Article Here The National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group are enrolling participants in the Pediatric Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice, or Pediatric MATCH, which is a nationwide trial to explore whether targeted…
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Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages

Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages CBS News | July 23, 2017 | See Original Article Here Thanks to ongoing research, the ranks of children saved from once-fatal cancers are growing by the day. Tracy Smith has a progress report. (An earlier version of this report was originally broadcast on March 12, 2017.)  When we…
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Macrophages made to engulf cancer cells in solid tumors

Macrophages made to engulf cancer cells in solid tumors Date:July 19, 2017 | Source:University of Pennsylvania | See Original Article Here Summary: Human macrophages have been engineered to ignore the 'don't eat me' signal both healthy and cancerous cells exhibit. Combined with cancer-specific targeting antibodies, these engineered macrophages invaded and engulfed human tumor cells in…
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Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer’s Costs

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer's Costs New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says By Robert Preidt | HealthDay Reporter | WebMD | See Original Article Here WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society…
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