Monthly Archives: October 2012

Worried about treatment costs? You are not alone

by Linda House and Lauren Barnes, Senior Vice President, Avalere Until recently, patients being treated for cancer primarily received cancer drugs through an intravenous infusion, which meant they had to receive treatment in an oncology office or a medical setting. … Continue reading

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Cancer innovation at REV: Interaction to action forum

On Oct 18, Mitch Golant and I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural REV: Interaction to Action meeting in Austin, TX, co-hosted by LIVESTRONG and Genentech.  The goal of this meeting was to provide a platform for unconventional … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Red Ball from the Young Leadership Council

My mother was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer in 1997 – she was 52 years old, and I was a senior in high school. I remember trying to digest the information, but simply being unable to comprehend the heaviness … Continue reading

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Understanding “clinical pathways” and cancer treatment

by Linda House and Lauren Barnes, Senior Vice President, Avalere As the numbers of cancer survivors continue to increase, the focus of the U.S. health care system is shifting towards the quality of care patients receive. As a result, new … Continue reading

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Raising awareness at the Dempsey Challenge

CSC spent the weekend in Maine for the Dempsey Challenge, a race and cycling event to benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. The weekend was a huge success for the center, with over 4,294 participants in … Continue reading

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