The skyrocketing cost of medical care has been front and center in the current deliberations over how to reform the country’s health care system. A new guidance statement released last week by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) tackles one component of the issue head on, urging oncologists to discuss the potential financial costs of care with their patients. These clinician/patient discussions about cost, the guidance statement declares, are “a key component of high-quality care.” Read more > >
Dr. Edith Perez is a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, and the co-principal investigator and North American coordinator for the Adjuvant Lapatinib and/or Trastuzumab Treatment Optimization (ALTTO) clinical trial, an international phase III clinical trial that aims to define the optimal treatment for early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Read more > >
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