March 2013 Edition Vol.7, Issue 3
Completely agree with the "Wild West" analogy, Neil. Oncologists and pathologists in many community hospitals often on different planets, and one of the biggest issues is about who will pay for the tests. Key players in this scenario are the payors who pose yet another barrier, which seems so counterintuitive. When pts test negative, it gives them an opportunity to refuse payment for some of these expensive targeted drugs.