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January 12, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 1

NEWS

Physicians Urged to Consider Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer

The most explicit call to date for expanding the use of active surveillance in the treatment of prostate cancer was made last week by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers. Updated guidelines from the group urge clinicians to offer active surveillance to their patients with prostate cancers that are at low risk of progressing to life-threatening disease. Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Andrea Denicoff (left) and Dr. Jeffrey Abrams (right)

Guest Director's Update: Targeting Barriers, including Insurance Coverage, to Improve Clinical Trial Participation

by Andrea Denicoff and Dr. Jeffrey Abrams

Lack of health insurance coverage for the routine cost of care for patients taking part in clinical trials—including doctor visits, hospital stays, clinical laboratory tests, and other expenses—is a major barrier to participation. Read more > >

Guest Commentary by Brenda Nevidjon: Health Care Changes—How Cancer Care Initiatives Can Help

The president of the Oncology Nursing Society describes initiatives in oncology nursing that may be a model of the health care system Read more > >

  
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  • CDC Update

    • HPV Vaccine Added to Adult Immunization Schedule
  • Notes

    • In Memoriam: NCI's Dr. James W. Jacobson
    • NCI Sponsors Symposium on Glycomics in Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
    • NCI Symposium Addresses Biospecimen Quality in Cancer Research
    • NCI's Recovery Act Web Site Showcases Funded Researchers

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