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There is a Growing cancer crisis in rural Appalachia

While the rest of the United States makes major strides against cancer, a cancer crisis is taking hold in rural Appalachia. A University of Virginia (UVA) team analyzed federal government data and found that between 1969 and 2011, cancer rates fell in every U.S. region except rural Appalachia. Over the study period, rural Appalachia went

Cancer expert: What’s missing from Obama’s National Cancer Moonshot

Brian J. Bolwell M.D., The National Cancer Moonshot – President Obama’s bold program to eliminate cancer as we know it – borrows part of its name from President Kennedy’s similarly audacious pledge to win the space race of the 1960’s. Only this time, the stakes are even higher. Announced in January, and jump-started with $1

Cancer Doctors Join Insurers in Revolt Against Drug Costs

The backlash over surging drug prices is starting to take hold. With the average cost of branded cancer drugs doubling over the past decade to about $10,000 per month in the U.S., doctors, insurers and politicians are all moving in different ways to pressure drugmakers on pricing. Cancer doctors are in the process of creating

First Million-Dollar Drug Near After Prices Double on Dozens of Treatments

 Earl Harford, a retired professor, recently bought a month’s worth of the pills he needs to keep his leukemia at bay. The cost: $7,676, or three times more than when he first began taking the pills in 2001. Over the years, he has paid more than $140,000 from his retirement savings to cover his share

Drug Prices Defy Gravity, Doubling for Dozens of Products

 Earl Harford, a retired professor, recently bought a month’s worth of the pills he needs to keep his leukemia at bay. The cost: $7,676, or three times more than when he first began taking the pills in 2001. Over the years, he has paid more than $140,000 from his retirement savings to cover his share