Rates of survival have increased in patients with stage III to IV Hodgkin lymphoma over 3 decades as a result of improvements in the United States health care system.
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A recent study identified four recurring themes related to organizational barriers to quality lung cancer care in a community hospital setting.
A continuing medical education session at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2018 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer offered insight for optimal selection and administration of PARP inhibitors, as well as homologous recombination deficiency testing in ovarian cancer.
Texas Oncology and Aetna partnered to provide a practice-based program that reduced costs while maintaining adherence to treatment pathways and patient satisfaction in Medicare patients.
A recent literature review analyzed the alternative payment models used in the real world and how they have affected the quality of oncology care.
Recent efforts to develop and validate a patient-reported assessment of the quality of palliative cancer care have been successful.
Patients with cancer treated through the Department of Veterans Affairs are less likely to receive excessive end-of-life interventions than patients treated through Medicare.
Citing a growing rift between the needs of patients with cancer and the actual care they receive, ESMO highlighted a need for better supportive and palliative care in a recent position paper.
Earlier access to palliative care may increase the likelihood that patients with hematologic malignancies nearing end-of-life can die at home.
Receipt of treatment for multiple myeloma varies greatly among racial or ethnic minorities.