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May 29, 2015: The Global Burden of Cancer 2013

Created on: Friday, May 29, 2015

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Current estimates of cancer burden in individual countries and regions are necessary to inform local cancer control strategies.

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May 29, 2015: New cancer cases rise globally, but death rates are declining in many countries

Created on: Friday, May 29, 2015

Prostate cancer and breast cancer have increased significantly since 1990, and cancer poses a special challenge in developing countries where access to screening and costly treatment is rare.

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May 29, 2015: New drugs from Bristol, Merck at forefront of cancer meeting

Created on: Friday, May 29, 2015

New data to be released this weekend should help deepen the understanding of how broadly new drugs that unleash the body's immune system to fight cancer can be used.

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May 29, 2015: Cancer Is Getting More Expensive, Forcing Doctors to Take Notice

Created on: Friday, May 29, 2015

Gale Tickner doesn’t even know how much money she owes these days -- it could be $100,000, it could be $200,000.

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May 29, 2015: ASCO Immunotherapy Preview: These Cancer-Killing Viruses May Save Lives

Created on: Friday, May 29, 2015

The closely watched annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is about to kick off in Chicago, and if the last few years are any indication, immunotherapy will likely steal the show.

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May 28, 2015: 'Trip wire': UPMC says it cut Highmark members after insurer stopped paying higher rates for cancer treatment

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

UPMC decided to deny some 182,000 Highmark Medicare Advantage plan members in-network access to its doctors and hospitals after the health insurer last year said it would not pay UPMC higher rates for administering cancer–fighting drugs, a lawyer for the hospital giant argued Wednesday morning.

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May 28, 2015: UPMC, Highmark decline invitation to negotiate

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

At the end of a 10-hour hearing Wednesday, the judge asked attorneys for UPMC and Highmark if they could negotiate the question of access to the UPMC hospital network for Highmark Medicare Advantage customers in 2016.

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May 28, 2015: The Post-Launch Problem: The Affordable Care Act’s Persistently High Administrative Costs

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last year we, and many others, drew attention to the chaotic and costly roll out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges.

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May 28, 2015: Drug Program for Poor Dropped From 'Cures' Bill

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Critics, proponents await revised guidelines on the program's operation

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May 28, 2015: Linking cancer drug prices to their performance

Created on: Thursday, May 28, 2015

A year ago, Express Scripts told a room filled with representatives of hundreds of health insurance plans about its designs to lower costs of new hepatitis C medicines.

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