cancer

Nine rare cancers tied to burn pit exposure added to VA benefits list

BY: - April 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is adding nine rare respiratory cancers linked to burn pit exposure to the list of illnesses eligible for disability and health benefits. President Joe Biden, who has said his son Beau Biden’s exposure to toxic fumes from the pits could have led to his death, announced the policy change […]

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Dangerous care delays ahead if more insurers implement “white bagging” policies

BY: - December 15, 2021

Consider the following scenario: A cancer patient comes into a community oncology clinic for their regularly scheduled chemotherapy treatment. After concluding the pre-treatment evaluation, the oncologist determines that the patient’s dose should be adjusted. Perhaps they need a higher dose than what we previously administered — a fairly common occurrence in the world of cancer […]

Bipartisan proposal to eliminate ‘step therapy’ for Stage IV cancer introduced

BY: - December 10, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching our eye: No more ‘fail first’? Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow is reporting that bipartisan Ohio lawmakers “are […]