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When oncology practices, ranging from small community clinics to larger hospital-based programs, were required to adapt their systems virtually overnight in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, almost no one anticipated that these would be long-term changes. However, as September approaches with no end in sight, it has become clear that oncologists will need to adapt revenue cycle management to long-term pandemic-related changes. Read Article ›

As many full-service hospitals and health systems remain overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community cancer providers have been able to offer certain services to patients that may not be available at other institutions. How have these providers adapted to meet patients’ changing needs, and how are they keeping their doors open under unprecedented pressure? Read Article ›

From shuttered laboratory experiments and interrupted clinical trial enrollments to a “shadow curve” of delayed cancer diagnoses, comprehensive cancer centers and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) across the country continue to grapple with the fallout from COVID-19. Read Article ›

One of the most significant questions for payers in the COVID-19 health ecosystem is, “Will reimbursement parity for telehealth services continue?” Leading representatives of major managed care organizations debate the prospects. Read Article ›

Shortages, inventory management, and challenges of in-home care were just a few of the topics in AVBCC’s wide-ranging webinar on how COVID-19 is affecting oncology pharmacy. Read Article ›

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its fifth month in the United States, advocacy groups providing support for patients with cancer are delivering essential support and services, while they worry about the long-term psychosocial impact on these patients and the future of clinical trials. Read Article ›

In a phase 2 study of women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, safety and efficacy end points favored the combination of niraparib and bevacizumab over niraparib monotherapy. Read Article ›

New study findings represent a significant advance for women with BRCA-related relapsed ovarian cancer responding to platinum-based chemotherapy. Read Article ›

In the PRIMA study, patients with recurrent ovarian cancer receiving maintenance therapy with an individualized dose of niraparib had similar efficacy compared with placebo as patients receiving a fixed dose of niraparib while experiencing half as many thrombocytopenic events. Read Article ›

In a pooled analysis of 2 randomized trials of rucaparib for the treatment of patients with recurrent high-grade ovarian cancer, deleterious BRCA mutations were identified in 71% of patients with responses lasting at least 1 year but in only 52% of short-term responders. Read Article ›

In a study of 76 English-speaking women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer who underwent genetic testing, those found to have a pathogenic mutation did not report increased levels of stress, anxiety, or depression compared with pre-genetic testing. Those testing negative for mutations saw their posttest anxiety levels decline. Read Article ›

As we learn more about the complicated behavior of the COVID-19 virus, we have come to understand that overactivation of the patient’s own immune system can often be the most dangerous factor. In this webcast, top cancer experts discuss the latest studies investigating using anti-cancer therapies as treatments for COVID-19. What are some of the options and where does the research stand today? Read Article ›

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