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February 2, 2011
BY Reed Abelson With a court decision on Monday declaring the health care law unconstitutional and Republicans intent on repealing at least parts of it, thousands of Americans  with major illnesses... Read more
January 25, 2011
BY Rebecca Adams The new nonprofit institute assigned by the health care law to fund comparative effectiveness research gave a sign Friday that it is gearing up : It announced the members of a key... Read more
January 18, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       Tuesday, January 18, 2011                                           Contact: HHS Press Office... Read more
January 18, 2011
Without Affordable Care Act protections, in 2014, 1 in 2 non-elderly Americans could be denied coverage or charged more due to a pre-existing condition Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen... Read more
January 13, 2011
BY Katherine Hobson Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have new estimates of U.S. cancer-cost growth over the next decade, and they paint a financially scary picture. A study published... Read more
January 10, 2011
Making decisions about breast cancer treatment based on measures of a patient’s general well-being, stress level and ability to enjoy  normal life activities is most effective in clinical trials in... Read more
January 7, 2011
By ALICIA MUNDY The government's top cancer-drug regulator defended the recent decision to revoke approval of the drug Avastin for breast cancer,  saying the manufacturer, Genentech, was repeatedly... Read more
December 21, 2010
FDA Releases Guidance Based on Friends of Cancer Research and Brookings Institution Conference Each year Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at... Read more
December 20, 2010
By SHIRLEY HALEY Clinical trial strategies proposed in FDA's draft guidance for co-development of drugs designed for use in combination in most cases whittle the design down to standard of care... Read more

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