According to this article published by Fortune, cancer drug spending reached $100 billion in 2014 and is expected to increase. This rise in spending can be contributed to early diagnosis and the increase in treatment success due to more targeted therapies. Read more
Rethink Cancer: Cancer Education in Schools
Introducing cancer education early on to adolescents and young adults may have an impact on their rates of cancer diagnosis and have lifelong implications for this group. Learn more about cancer education in schools in this article published from Perspectives in Public Health.
Patient Navigators Improve Cancer Screening
New research suggests that patient navigation programs can improve screening rates of various cancers. Read more from Medscape.
Guidelines for the Use of Survivorship Care Plans: A Systematic Quality Appraisal Using the AGREE II Instrument
Survivorship Care Plans (SCPs) help in the transfer of care of cancer survivors from specialists to primary care providers. Although SCPs are increasingly recommended by guidelines, they are not yet widely used. In this article published by Implementation Science, research explored the quality of SCP guidelines and any impact on SCP use. Read more.
Participants' Barriers to Diagnostic Resolution and Factors Associated with Needing Patient Navigation
Medical facilities may have limited funds necessary to implement patient navigation programs. Published in Cancer, this study provides insight into demographic characteristics that can predict barriers to care for patients so that facilities may focus navigation resources on patients most likely to be lost to follow up. Read the article.
Survivorship Care Plan Preferences of Cancer Survivors and Health Care Providers: A Systematic Review and Quality Appraisal of the Evidence
Published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, this article investigates cancer survivors' and providers' preferences and perceived usefulness of survivorship care plans and treatment summaries. Learn more.