Understanding patient finances (sponsored)

Bills and co-pays and reimbursements, OH MY! We're going to be talking all things "medical finances" on this episode of The Stupid Cancer Show. Join us as we welcome Jan Nielsen (Vice President, Access and Patient Support at Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions) for an in-depth discussion about life post-Obamacare, navigating patient finances, accessing help from Pharma on co-pays and more.
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There’s no doubt that the surgical robotics market is getting more crowded the competition is increasing. Intuitive Surgical, a pioneer in the space, is well aware of this fact and took steps this week to boost the da Vinci surgical robot. For an undisclosed sum, the Sunnyvale, CA-based company said it is acquiring the robotic endoscope portion of Schölly Fiberoptic’s business. Schölly Fiberoptic is a player in the field of visualization systems for minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical applications, headquartered in Germany — and one of I...
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Authors: Rustagi N, Pareek P, Verma M, Sharma PK Abstract Quality home-based care for patients with the end-stage disease is increasingly being preferred. Responding to disease associated symptoms and complications may pose an array of challenges in evolving palliative care systems, as no formal institutional mechanism exists to respond to patient and caregiver's wishes. Family and primary care physicians can play an instrumental role in such scenarios by bridging the gaps between cancer specialists and patient and caregivers expectations. PMID: 31304713 [PubMed - in process]
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Alyssa Dyal was 23, a film student in Boston, fooling around with a guy she'd met on a dating app, when everything changed. Within months she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
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ConclusionIn conclusion, this study showed that Aloe vera extract and its active component aloin activated the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and inhibited the Notch pathway in the presence of Wnt3a. While another active component, aloesin, activated the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and inhibited the Notch signaling pathway independent of Wnt3a. Given that Wnt/β-catenin and Notch pathway are closely associated with the progression of CRC, these findings would be helpful to better understand the colonic carcinogenicity of Aloe vera.Graphical abstract
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XPOVIO is a drug used to treat a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. It is to be used in combination with dexamethasone (a type of corticosteroid) in patients with no other treatment options whose cancer came back after, or did not respond to, at least four previous treatments.
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Christopher J. Pelham, Masaki Nagane, Esha MadanAbstractIn many cases, cancers are difficult to eliminate because they develop resistance to a primary chemotherapy or targeted therapy. Tumors grow into diverse cell subpopulations, increasing the ability to resist elimination. The phenomenon of ‘cell competition’ describes our body’s natural surveillance system to optimize tissue fitness by forcing viable but aberrant cells to undergo cell death. Cell competition is not simply comparison of cell division potential. ...
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Ali S. AlzahraniAbstractPhosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway is one of the major cellular signaling pathways play an important role in basic intracellular functions. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway regulates cell proliferation, growth, cell size, metabolism, and motility. Component genes of this pathway were extensively studied and found to be commonly activated in human cancer. Inhibition of this pathway is shown to have better regression of human tumors and being studied in prec...
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