Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

“Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds,” by Denise Grady, The New York Times.

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step of issuing a “clinical announcement,” a special alert it holds in reserve for advances so important that they should change medical practice. In this case, the . . . → Read More: Effective Ovarian Cancer Treatment Is Underused, Study Finds

How Not to Fix the F.D.A.

“How Not to Fix the F.D.A.,” by The Editorial Board, The New York Times.

A bill passed by the House and ostensibly designed to streamline the Food and Drug Administration is loaded with bad provisions and may not even be necessary. The Senate should either eliminate or rewrite the flawed . . . → Read More: How Not to Fix the F.D.A.

Research Brief. Five Years of Cancer Drug Approvals: Pricing Models Reflect What the Market Will Bear

New findings reported in JAMA Oncology find that “current pricing models are not rational but simply reflect what the market will bear.”

A new study published in JAMA Oncology investigated the pricing of new cancer drugs to determine what impacts the drug’s cost most: (1) a relative health benefit such as a very . . . → Read More: Five Years of Cancer Drug Approvals: Pricing Models Reflect What the Market Will Bear

How to Find a Qualified Lymphedema Therapist

BCC member, Dr. Judy Nudelman is a Board Certified family medicine physician who combines clinical work with medical student education, and is a clinical associate professor of family medicine at Brown University. She received her MD from University of Pittsburgh and her BA from University of Michigan, and did her residency in Family Medicine at . . . → Read More: How to Find a Qualified Lymphedema Therapist

Murky Devices: The PIP Breast Implant Scandal

In March 2010, French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), a manufacturer of silicone breast implants since 1991 and one of the main producers of silicone breast implants for Europe and Latin America, was implicated in a scandal over a high rate of implant ruptures and use of substandard silicone. PIP had been using industrial-grade silicone . . . → Read More: Murky Devices: The PIP Breast Implant Scandal

Cost of the Cure with Dr. Susan Love: Video

“Cost of the Cure with Dr. Susan Love: Video.” By Beth Kling, SHARE.

“Disclaimer: the following is not an anti-screening message. It is, however, a call for improved accuracy, balance and completeness in messages about screening tests.

If you missed this webinar from SHARE, “The Cost of the Cure: Collateral Damage from Breast Cancer Treatment . . . → Read More: Cost of the Cure with Dr. Susan Love: Video

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