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PBM Middlemen Continue to Dodge Responsibility for Patient Suffering and Rising Drug Price

Health Policy

COA Applauds the Senate Finance Committee for PBM Hearing as Part of National Efforts to Shed Light on PBM Abuses and Lower Drug Prices More Investigation and Oversight Needed to Examine Adverse Impact of PBM Abuses on Patient Care

Statement from Ted Okon executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance

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April, Testicular Cancer

Health & Wellness Tips

According to urologyhealth.org, testicular cancer is the most common cancer found in males ages 15-34, with 9,560 diagnosed this year.

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NYCBS Unveils State-Of-The-Art Linear Accelerator

Media Coverage / Press Releases

On Monday, March 25, New York Cancer & Blood Specialists “NYCBS” unveiled its brand new Varian Halcyon Linear Accelerator at its Eastchester Center for Cancer Care.

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Cancer for the Month of March: Kidney Cancer

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According to Cancer.org, there are 73,820 new cases of kidney cancer (44,120 in men and 29,700 in women) will occur, while 14,770 people (9,820 men and 4,950 women) will die from this disease.

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Dr Richard Zuniga Joins NYCBS

Spotlight on Health

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) welcomes Dr. Richard Zuniga to its practice of physicians as a board certified hematologist-oncologist.

Dr. Zuniga has been practicing medicine for the past 11 years. He practiced as an Attending Physician and then became the Medical Director of Clinical Research at Lowell General Hospital. He has also practiced at New York Methodist Hospital, where he received the Attending Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.

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PBM Delays for Cancer Drugs May Risk Lives, Warn Oncologists

Health Policy

The patient had metastatic kidney cancer, and his oncologist was seeking to treat him with sunitinib malate (Sutent, Pfizer), a preferred first-line oral therapy. But the patient’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) refused to cover the cost of the medication. The PBM told the oncologist that the patient’s kidney must first be removed.

However, the patient’s surgeon had already determined that the patient was not a surgical candidate, owing to the extent of his disease and to coexisting medical conditions.

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NYCBS HOSTS WELLNESS FAIR 2019

Events

Approximately, 300 fellow Long Islanders came together to promote health and wellness.

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Superfood Health Benefits

Health & Wellness Tips

Superfood: A nutrient-rich food considered to be beneficial for one’s health.

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2018 COA Year in Review Report

Health Policy

In 2018, the assault on patient access to local and affordable cancer care provided by independent, community oncologists, upon which over half of all Americans rely, continued. The work of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) repelled, repealed, or slowed down a record number of significant challenges.

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Benefits of Exercise When Treating Cancer

Health & Wellness Tips

New research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment, but it can improve how well you function physically, and your quality of life.

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