Monthly Archives: March 2014

What exactly is a registry, anyway?

The Cancer Experience Registry serves a vital role in helping researchers better understand the cancer journey, but what exactly is the Cancer Experience Registry? Generally, a medical registry is a system for collecting, organizing and analyzing the experiences of individuals … Continue reading

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Lynch syndrome and cancer

March is colon cancer awareness month. Colon or colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. It is estimated that over 135,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. A colorectal cancer diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Americans left behind by health reform

In order to expand access to health care to all Americans, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) attempted to expand Medicaid eligibility in all U.S. states.  The federal government is obligated to pay 100% of the cost of the Medicaid expansion … Continue reading

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Administration preserves patient access to certain medications

On March 6, 2014 the Cancer Policy Institute at the Cancer Support Community (CSC) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about how a proposed change in policy could hinder cancer patients’ access to certain … Continue reading

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Tips for long-distance caregivers

When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, it’s normal to feel at a loss for how you should react and what you can do to help. But when someone you love has cancer, and you live far away from … Continue reading

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