Burnout Hits Oncologists Hard, but Healthcare Systems Can Help
Burnout Hits Oncologists Hard, but Healthcare Systems Can HelpHealthcare systems stand to lose $6 million if burned out physicians choose to resign or work elsewhere. Here are some ways to curb burnout and its associated costs.
What oncologists say about new cancer treatment optionsA new report from Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions gives behind-the-scenes perspectives from oncologists about CAR-T cell therapies, biosimilars and AML therapies (or genomic medicines)
Oncology drug spending soars
Oncology drug spending soarsTotal global spending on oncology medicines – including therapeutic treatments and supportive care – reached the $100 billion threshold in 2014, while spending on oncology drugs in the U.S. increased 5.3 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in 2014 to reach $42.4 billion, according to a new report.
Metformin improves outcomes for cancer patients with type 2 diabetesIn cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes, metformin alone or in combination with other regimens was associated with 34% reduction in overall death risk and 38% reduction in cancer-specific death risk, according to a study in the December issue of The Oncologist.