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91 Percent of Oncologists Polled Report Adverse Patient Events as Result of CMS National Coverage Decision on ESAs
Date:1/30/2008

for more clarity about how the NCD is affecting Medicare patients."

Study Methodology

KJT Group conducted this survey among a cross section of U.S.-based medical oncologists and hematologists who replied to a USPS-mailed invitation to participate. The quantitative survey was blinded (no sponsor was identified) and was completed in December 2007. The survey was completed by 307 medical oncologists and hematologists. Respondents to the survey represented large and small office or clinic-based practices and 72 percent were practice presidents or physician partners in their respective practices.

The full survey instrument and findings are available upon request.

About US Oncology, Inc.

US Oncology, headquartered in Houston, works closely with physicians, manufacturers and payers to identify and deliver innovative services that improve patient access to integrated cancer care in the community setting. US Oncology supports one of the nation's largest cancer treatment and research networks with services that help participating oncologists advance care through shared best practices and all phases of research.

US Oncology's expertise in every aspect of the cancer care delivery system -- from drug development to treatment and outcomes measurement -- enables the company to help increase the efficiency and safety of cancer care. According to the company's last quarterly earnings report, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,164 physicians operating in 443 locations, including 91 radiation oncology facilities in 39 states. For more information, visit the company's Web site, http://www.usoncology.com.

About KJT Group

KJT Group, headquartered in Honeoye Falls, NY, is a growing research and consulting firm focusing on the health services research market. Founded by Dr. Kenneth J. Tomaszewski, KJT Group blends academic rigor and practical market research techniques. Areas of spec
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