Questions over potential bias in the activities of industry-supported patient advocacy groups spark the call for closer review and transparency.
First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved by the FDA.
Cancer mortality rates in the United States have dropped, according to a new ACS report.
Cancer registries are very valuable epidemiologic tools, but their global coverage varies.
More women tested for the BRCA genes but no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates
Researchers cite population aging and growth as a factor in rising cancer incidence.
Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.
A recent study examined the current economic burden attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases among U.S. adults.
The United States has remained near the bottom of the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index since its creation in 2012.
The model for the Affordable Care Act, the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, was associated with increased resection rates and a reduced risk for emergency resection in patients with colorectal cancer.
Patient abuse of opioids costs the U.S. economy $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of health care, lost productivity, and treatment programs.
Inactivity boosts risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease, and early death, CDC warns.
Almost 15 percent of older adults surveyed used high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids, according to a recent study.
Improvement seen in all age levels, but millions still struggle with the cost of prescription drugs
Gains against cardiovascular disease, especially in Western Europe, is likely a cause for the shift.
Estimated rate of annual increase in obesity prevalence higher for adults with history of cancer
At the 2016 ASCO meeting, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about his vision for comprehensive data-sharing as part of the Cancer MoonShot initiative.
Funding, informatics system, clinical data capture, and European data protection legislation were considered the greatest barriers to effective data sharing.
More transparency regarding the costs of various treatment regimens in real time is needed to "choose wisely" for patients, providers, and payers.
Association occurred at arsenic concentrations below 2001 EPA maximum.
US cancer centers have dramatically increased their spending on advertising to promote their services, and the bulk of this spending was by for-profit organizations.
Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient PopulationsJuly 08, 2016
After implementation of health insurance reforms in Massachusetts that also expanded access to care to non-safety-net hospitals, researchers found that minority-serving hospitals are vital to providing care for these patient populations.
Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.
AAMC promotes multipronged approach to address the expected physician shortage, including federal support, technology, care delivery changes.
A decreasing number of adolescents are smoking, but e-cigarette use and rates of distracted driving are on the rise for this group.
Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.
Only 40 percent of those polled had favorable view of these studies, but the number rose when they received more information.
Added sugars and relevant portion sizes are among the highlights of this food label revision.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finds improvements to infant mortality rates and number of insured citizens, but other problem areas persist.
Recent survey data indicates that the majority of respondents held incorrect beliefs about both U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval standards.
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