Tag Archives: Oncology

A Global Consensus: Oncologists Spooked By Health Reforms

In a recent survey by Ipsos Healthcare, oncologists from the US, China, Brazil, and the EU Big 5, expressed strong dissatisfaction with the direction and pace of local healthcare initiatives. Conducted in February of this year, the survey indicates that a substantial portion of its 257 respondents—an average of 40% across these markets – are […]
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Oncologists, in Detail

On average, cancer docs in the US would much rather deal with pharma sales reps in person as opposed to online, and drug companies are hiring more reps to support a slew of newly approved oncologic drugs, even as reps in other therapeutic areas get pink slips. But external pressures are likely to further limit […]
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Future Boom in Chronic Cancer Patients Likely to Change the Face of Disease, suggest ASCO Findings

Patients who live for many years following a cancer diagnosis will likely require additional support, and a whole new kind of follow-up care. by John Otrompke Dramatic developments in studies of patients with advanced cancer suggest that the day may be coming within our lifetime when most cancer patients will experience the disease as a […]
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Workforce Shortage in Oncology Imminent

Supply and demand for oncology specialists is expected to become even more unbalanced in the US market over the next 10 years, particularly as the new health reform legislation creates more uncertainty for the reimbursement of the high cost biologic treatments now coming on stream. Several survey are documenting the shortage and suggesting that the […]
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Cancer Testing Times: One Thing the UK Will Not Be Cutting

Buried among the savage, £83 billion-worth of cuts announced by the UK coalition government’s controversial Comprehensive Spending Review last week was confirmation that the Department of Health would not be taking forward the previous government’s pledge to introduce a one-week target for cancer testing. Under the Labour government, the time that it took for a […]
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