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Oncology Big Data Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | June 9, 2015

This week in health care trends, our oncology big data spotlight includes two companies who are leveraging big data to prevent hospital readmissions and unlock genetic cancer markers and a poll that suggests doctors are reluctant to share all health data with patients.

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Oncology Patient Advocacy Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | June 3, 2015

This week in health care trends, our oncology patient advocacy spotlight includes undertreatment of a common cancer treatment side effect, a challenge to the idea of the “patient experience”, and an analysis of cancer care hashtag use.

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Oncology Patient Advocacy Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | April 14, 2015

This week’s oncology patient advocacy spotlight: how patients deal with “financial toxicity” of cancer treatment, how uninsured patients pay much more for the same care, and why transparency is important.

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Cancer Supportive Care Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | March 31, 2015

This week in health care trends, our cancer supportive care spotlight includes a call for a “quality of life” national movement and a reminder about the importance of the patient story.

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Oncology Supportive Care Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | January 27, 2015

This week in health care trends, our spotlight on oncology supportive care includes a study of melatonin in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia, a study of rural access to supportive care, and resources about nutrition and cancer treatment.

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Oncology Supportive Care Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | December 30, 2014

Our spotlight on cancer supportive care includes updates about depression in cancer patients, treatment of radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and issues related to breast cancer treatment.

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Oncology Patient Advocacy Spotlight

IP Blog | Dave Melin | December 2, 2014

This week in health care trends, our spotlight on oncology patient advocacy includes updates about value in healthcare, social media use for oncology patients, and highlights of ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology symposium.

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Introducing Cancer Supportive Care Digest and UnitedHealth’s new price transparency tool

IP Blog | Dave Melin | September 14, 2014

This week in healthcare, UnitedHealth launches a price transparency calculator to help patients to understand total cost, out-of-pocket cost before they make an informed choice in provider. NCCN weighs in on “Big Data Soup” in oncology. Cancer Supportive Care Digest Check out the latest articles relating to cancer supportive care in our new online Flipboard […]

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