A study presented at the ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium evaluated the impact of a breast cancer survivorship model on health system resources and costs. READ MORE

Conferences

The 40th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will take place from December 5-9 in the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. Breast cancer clinicians and researchers will convene to discuss cutting-edge treatment options and novel strategies for managing breast cancer.

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Researchers conducted a study to generate estimates of costs associated with breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy regimens.

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News

A study presented at the ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium evaluated the impact of a breast cancer survivorship model on health system resources and costs.

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The rate of mammogram use increased by nearly 6% among older patients who were recommended for screening after the Affordable Care Act eliminated co-payments.

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Overall costs of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer do not burden the health care system when analyzed in relation to survival benefit.

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Research in Review

Researchers identified three quality measures that have the largest potential of improving quality of care at a system level for patients with early-stage breast cancer receiving systemic therapy.

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Resources

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has updated their guideline for breast cancer risk reduction, including significant changes to the section on components of risk/benefit assessment and counseling.

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently updated its clinical guidelines for the management of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.

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