Published on: April 27, 2020
A new study found that these types of gaps in health insurance coverage can lead to limited access to treatment and worse survival.
Published on: April 23, 2020
Staying in a current job to maintain health insurance is called job lock. It can have a negative effect on a person’s future career path, quality of life, and family well-being. A new JAMA study found that about 1 out of 3 cancer survivors in the US reported job lock either for themselves or their spouse or partner.
Published on: March 23, 2020
It's the 10th anniversary of the day the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law. The question for today is: How has it helped prevent cancer and helped cancer patients?
Published on: November 1, 2019
As of 2016, more than 200 targeted therapies (also called precision medicines) were available in the United States, and more than 2,000 were in the last stages of development—half of them to treat cancer. For many of these drugs, doctors first use genomic testing of the cancer cells to get an idea of whether the treatment will work. Yet, nearly 1 in 4 oncologists rarely or never mention costs when they talk about the need for genomic testing with their cancer patients, according to a new study led by American Cancer Society (ACS) investigators.