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With Obamacare, Fewer Americans Were Uninsured When They Were Told They Had Cancer

(Los Angeles Times) Oct 19, 2017 - As President Trump and his allies in Congress keep pushing to get rid of Obamacare, new research shows that the contentious law has succeeded in expanding health insurance coverage for Americans with cancer.

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Oncology Clinical News

Gene Circuit Switches On Inside Cancer Cells, Triggers Immune Attack

(MIT News) Oct 19, 2017 - Researchers at MIT have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease.

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Health Disparities In Breast Cancer And Beyond

(Fred Hutch News) Oct 20, 2017 - Public health research has long shown that cancer and other diseases tend to hit minorities and other underserved groups harder, mostly because of socioeconomic challenges, lack of insurance, reduced access to care and other addressable issues.

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Oncology Business and Policy News

Cancer Patients at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Advocate for Local Cancer Care

(COA) Oct 19, 2017 - As Community Oncology Clinics Are Threatened, Cancer Patients, Survivors Form CPAN Chapter to Speak Out

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Researchers To Combat Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer At New NCI-Funded Center At UCSF

(UC San Francisco) Oct 19, 2017 - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced that UC San Francisco will host one of five new Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity Centers being set up around the U.S. through funding from the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Op-ed Educates Patients, Highlights Physician Concerns Over Right-to-Try

(ASCO in Action) Oct 19, 2017 - On Thursday, October 19, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an op-ed by ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, and Marilyn J. Heine, MD, legislative chair of the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology (PSOH) on Pennsylvania’s new right-to-try (RTT) law.

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Broader Healthcare and Pharma News

A Scientific Breakthrough Offers Hope For An AIDS Vaccine

(CNBC) Oct 19, 2017 - Scientists are inching toward developing a vaccine for AIDS, an immunodeficiency disease caused by the HIV virus that currently affects 36.7 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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Why Drug Makers Should Worry About Anthem's New PBM

(Forbes) Oct 19, 2017 - News that Anthem will launch its own new pharmacy benefit manager in 2020 in partnership with CVS Health should worry the pharmaceutical industry.

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