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Riding Coast to Coast for Cancer Patients

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For 21 days in September, 80 members of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) oncology team will cross the United States, from the Oregon coast to the New Jersey shore, as part of the third annual Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride. The goal is to raise one million dollars for Stand Up To Cancer, whose collaborative “Dream Teams” of scientific researchers are working together to accelerate cancer research and provide innovative treatment to patients faster. At the Read More >

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Cancer Docs Weigh in on Medicare Part B Demo

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This week, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) President Daniel Hayes, MD and CEO Clifford Hudis, MD shared their thoughts in The Hill on how “We can do better than Medicare Part B demo.” At the forefront of oncology, they remind us that we are living in remarkable times of real progress – treatment options are ever-improving as is the number of cancer survivors. However, the experimental nature of Medicare Part B demo poses a Read More >

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2016 BIO Animal Biotech Summit Day One Highlights

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BIO concluded its 2016 Animal Biotech Summit on Friday, September 23, 2016. BIO chose “One Health” as the theme of this year’s conference. “One Health” is the notion that the health of animals, the health of people, and the viability of ecosystems are inextricably linked. Day #1 Session Topics specifically focused on Animal Health & Welfare and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Visiting Professor at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, kicked off the Read More >

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All Pharma Wants to Be “Patient-Centric” – What Does That Really Mean?

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The concept “patient-centricity” has become a pharmaceutical industry buzzword in recent years, making it difficult to see how this concept translates into meaningful practice. Most organizations work for the benefit of patients, but infusing the patient needs and opinions into the discovery, development and delivery of medicines requires a different level of commitment. For Takeda Oncology, that commitment spans nearly two decades, beginning before the company even launched its first product in oncology. From the Read More >

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What They’re Saying about the Medicare Part B Demo

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Back in March, CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) proposed a sweeping demonstration project that would dramatically lower the rate at which many providers are reimbursed for medicines administered under Medicare Part B. Medicare Part B  covers drugs administered in a provider setting, and patients served under the program include those fighting diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis and primary immunodeficiency diseases – those most in need of the Read More >

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