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Insurers push back against growing cancer costs

Many insurers are encouraging the use of less-costly regimens and paying the same for drugs, whether they’re given in hospital outpatient settings or doctors’ offices. ... Read more»

Study: Costly breast cancer treatment more common at for-profit hospitals

Older breast cancer patients who received radiation treatment after surgery were more likely to undergo a more expensive and somewhat controversial type of radiation called brachytherapy if they got their care at for-profit rather than nonprofit hospitals, a new study reports.... Read more»

MIA in the war on cancer: Where are the low-cost treatments?

Michael Retsky awoke from surgery to bad news. The tumor in his colon had spread to four of his lymph nodes and penetrated the bowel wall. When Retsky showed the pathology report to William Hrushesky, his treating oncologist, the doctor exclaimed, "Mamma mia."... Read more»

Diesel engine exhaust earns 'carcinogenic' label

Diesel engine exhaust is “carcinogenic to humans,” an international health body declared Tuesday, bolstering the findings of a controversial study published recently in the United States.... Read more»

Coffee drinkers live longer, study says

A study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Md., has found that coffee drinkers live longer than people who avoid coffee.... Read more»1

Cancer outreach programs target rural Arizonans

There are 5.1 million rural Arizona residents, according to a 2000 USDA Economic Research survey. It is difficult for many health institutions to provide cancer preventative services to these rural areas due to lack in resources and outreach.... Read more»