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Studies, Moonshots, Politics, and Hope: A Week in Review

IP Blog | Dave Melin | October 23, 2016

BioBlog WeeklyThis week’s BioBlog shares clinical studies, political reform, a scientist’s experience working with the Cancer Moonshot Initiative and more.

Relationships Among Financial Distress, Emotional Distress, and Overall Distress in Insured Patients With Cancer

This article from the Journal of Oncology Practice shares the results of a survey of one hundred twenty insured patients.

The Politics of Health Care Reform

In this article from Clinical Oncology News, Michael O. Leavitt (R), former governor of Utah, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services under former President George W. Bush states that, “While this election is of vital importance as every election is, we need to look at health care transformation not as an eight- or 12-year proposition. It’s probably a 40-year proposition, and we are probably 25 years into it”.

Joe Biden Delivers Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Recommendations

USAToday reports that more than 70 commitments were made this year as part of the cancer moonshot, including hundreds of millions of additional dollars toward research and data-sharing partnerships to assist decisions about treatment, prevention and research, according to his office.

Scientist ‘a Powerful Voice’ on Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Working with the panel “was exciting and inspiring,” Mary Beckerle says. “I feel like if we can do even a part of what was proposed by the blue-ribbon panel, we can make a huge difference.”

Cancer Immunotherapy Is Moving Fast; Here’s What You Need to Know

This article from the Daily Herald explains immunotherapy and outlines the most promising immunotherapies to date.


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