Navigation Links
Cancer Network Features Coverage of Financial Toxicity
Date:4/19/2013

NORWALK, Conn., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces Cancer Network features special coverage of Financial Toxicity. The out-of-pocket costs of cancer treatment, even for patients with health insurance, can be overwhelming. While researchers worry about the effects of the physical toxicity of cancer treatments, the financial effects of these treatments may be even more profound. Thus, Duke University researchers Amy Abernethy and S. Yousuf Zafar have coined the apt term "financial toxicity" to describe the life-altering effects on cancer patients of the costs they bear for their treatment.

In Part I of a two-part Practice & Policy series by that name, Abernethy and Zafar explore the dimensions of the financial toxicity problem and the reasons for its escalation. They note that the sort of cost-sharing arrangements that maybe quite equitable for patients with other chronic diseases result in outsize expenses for patients with cancer, in large measure because of the high cost of chemotherapy drugs.

In Part II, the authors consider steps that might be taken to help reduce cancer patients' financial distress. At the very least, the authors note, everyone in cancer care delivery and health policy needs to be aware of the scope of the problem.

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach—online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, MusculoskeletalNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect—which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit http://www.UBMMedicaUS.com

Media contact:
Jason J. Golden
Content Marketing Manager
203-523-7040
jason.golden@ubm.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE UBM Medica US
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Lung Cancer Alliance Congratulates 75 Medical Centers For Moving Swiftly And Responsibly On Lung Cancer Screening
2. VeriStrat® Test Results Correlate with Survival Outcomes in Advanced Lung Cancer
3. OncoSec ElectroChemotherapy Demonstrates Potential as Alternative to Surgery for Treating Head and Neck Cancer
4. New Veridex Alliance Drives Study Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
5. Novelos Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of First Cohort In Lung Cancer Trial With I-124-CLR1404 (LIGHT) Cancer-Targeted PET Imaging Agent at UW Carbone Cancer Center
6. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
7. Elekta, pioneer in treatment of cancer in brain disorders, to Move North America Headquarters to Atlanta
8. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Granted U.S. Patent Protection for Synthetic Vaccine for Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer
9. National Jewish Health, the Nations Premier Respiratory Hospital, Announces Lung Cancer Screening Trial Using Blood Test and CT
10. Retrospective Study Suggests that Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) Can be a Viable Option for Treating Early-Stage Lung Cancer in Operable as well as Inoperable Patients; Phase III Randomized Trial Now Under Way
11. National Patient Advocate Foundation Praises Signing of the Delaware Cancer Treatment Access Act into Law
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Diana Russell suffers from a form of rheumatoid arthritis ... This disease has put her in a wheelchair, and ... to leave her home.  Because of the size and ... wheelchair.  So if there is a family function, the ... to wait for the bus. Photo - ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 Celsion ... drug development company, today provided an update on ... escalating clinical trial combining GEN-1, the Company,s DNA-based ... treatment of newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian cancer ... debulking surgery.  GEN-1 is an IL-12 DNA plasmid ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres para ... OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada en ... vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos para ... JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos de ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can be time consuming but ... their media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , With ... add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is a Lookup Table that ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... , ... Southland Log Homes , designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite ... can be found on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. , The designs of the ... the craftsmanship of timber post and beam construction. The result is a barn ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... This ... of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , As ... occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health ... of leaders in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to ... Christian University. , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker ... 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase ... Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):