Group Chairs: Research in “Crisis”
The chairs of the adult clinical trials groups that make up the NCI National Clinical Trials Network said in a letter that recent budget cuts have triggered a “crisis” in clinical research.
Simultaneously, a statement by the president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Clifford Hudis, amplified the concerns of the group chairs, and pointed to a separate problem in NCI’s transition to the new structure of clinical research: a three-month gap in funding for community oncology clinics engaged in institute-funded research.
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Cancer research remains underfunded, and the U.S. cancer care system as a whole may be unprepared to handle an aging population, according to two separate reports from the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
|Oncologists Tell Congress Community Practices Are Not Adequately Reimbursed|
Current Medicare policies do not adequately reimburse cancer care provided in the community setting, the Community Oncology Alliance and the U.S. Oncology Network said in a joint, open letter to members of Congress.
|AACR Academy Names 2014 Class of Fellows|
The American Association for Cancer Research named its 2014 class of elected fellows of the AACR Academy. The fellows will be inducted at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego, April 5-9.
PCORI Forms Clinical Trials Advisory Panel
Samuel Broder named executive VP at Intrexon Corporation
Marion Couch named chair of IU Head and Neck Surgery
John Powderly II honored by ACCC
Two foundations offer $300,000 for neuroendocrine tumor lines
Fred Hutch honors thirteen graduate students
Community Oncology Alliance publishes IV Fluid Shortage Survey
NCCN Updates colorectal assessment guidelines