Hispanic patients with multiple myeloma appear to experience several disparities including access to effective treatments and overall outcomes compared with non-Hispanic White patients and other ethnic groups, according to findings from a systematic review.
Journal article concludes academic cancer centers have shown superior survival outcomes compared with community settings, summarizes challenges of access, high costs, and defining and demonstrating value.
Report finds narrow networks are more likely to exclude oncologists affiliated with NCI-Designated Cancer Centers.
UC Davis researchers find cancer patients with Medi-Cal receive poorer quality care and have lower survival rates than patients with employer-sponsored, Medicare, or other types of insurance.
Study finds NCI-Designated Cancer Centers had improved mortality rates in Acute Myeloid Leukemia over non-NCI-designated cancer centers.
City of Hope-issued white paper on why cancer care is different.
Issue brief documents association between low hospital surgery volume and higher mortality and complication rates.
Researchers argue legislative mandate for the California Cancer Registry (CCR) should be expanded to use registry data for quality measurement and public reporting, make case for linking registry data with health insurance claims data.
Report finds Medicaid managed care is likely to have mixed impact on access and little evidence of its impact on quality.