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Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

By Associated Press  |  April 16, 2018

A treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success in less common cancers.

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

CMS will cover DNA sequencing for Medicare cancer patients

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 16, 2018

The CMS will now cover diagnostic laboratory tests using gene sequencing technology for Medicare cancer patients. The agency said the tests can help patients and their oncologists make better treatment decisions.

'Flawed science' may play a role in health disparities

'Flawed science' may play a role in health disparities

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 07, 2018

A new study published in JAMA Surgery finds that addressing racial health disparities requires better cultural competency among medical researchers as well as healthcare providers.

Tempus signs 'groundbreaking' deal with cancer doctors group

Tempus signs 'groundbreaking' deal with cancer doctors group

By John Pletz  |  December 21, 2017

Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky's startup that's tackling cancer treatment with big data, just got a major boost in the data department. The Chicago-based company and a partner are getting access to CancerLinQ, a database of treatment results developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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