U.S. Cancer Care Facing Crisis, Notes New IOM Report: Key to Improvement-Renewed Focus on Patient-Centered Care

“U.S. Cancer Care Facing Crisis, Notes New IOM Report: Key to Improvement-Renewed Focus on Patient-Centered Care.” Oncology Times.

An aging population and rising cancer incidence, along with increasing scientific complexity and rapidly escalating costs of care, are placing the U.S. cancer care system in crisis mode, according to a new report from the Institute of . . . → Read More: U.S. Cancer Care Facing Crisis, Notes New IOM Report: Key to Improvement-Renewed Focus on Patient-Centered Care

Breast Cancer and the Environment

A 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, examines the existing literature on breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, highlights actions that offer potential to reduce risk, and recommends key areas for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer and the Environment

Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll

“Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll.” By Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times

When it comes to medical care, many patients and doctors believe more is better. But an epidemic of overtreatment — too many scans, too many blood tests, too many procedures — is costing the nation’s health care system at least $210 billion . . . → Read More: Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll