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Overall, Californians are beating cancer for longer due to earlier detection and better treatment of the disease, a new study reveals. But the gains are not felt equally: Whites fare better than blacks, and younger patients better than older.
The six-term Arizona senator, who died Saturday, took on some of health care’s goliaths, such as the tobacco industry and insurance companies, in addition to the health law.
A new study from the University of California-Davis shows a significant increase in five-year survival rates for more than 20 types of cancer, but with significant disparities by race, ethnicity and economic status. That is in line with the national trend.
Some state Medicaid programs are not paying for the procedures, and Medicare’s complicated payment rates have hospitals concerned that it will not cover all the costs.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology issued a new guideline that recommends adults 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.
KHN senior correspondent Liz Szabo joins a panel on WAMU’s radio show “1A” to discuss new insight into breast cancer treatment.
The Pennsylvania-based health chain Geisinger plans to offer DNA sequencing as part of regular patient care.
What happens when an undocumented immigrant has a life-threatening diagnosis? Much depends on where the person lives. And even in states with generous care for a dire illness, a patient can face difficult life-and-death choices.
More than a dozen centers nationwide now ask terminal patients to allow speedy study of the diseases that kill them.
The newer images are more expensive, but it’s not yet clear if they are more effective in catching cancers that will kill.