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Dusetzina to present to President’s Cancer Panel on cancer drug pricing and access

Dusetzina to present to President’s Cancer Panel on cancer drug pricing and access

UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, a researcher who investigates drug pricing and insurance policy issues, will present today to the President’s Cancer Panel, and advisory group to president.

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Researchers share study findings, expertise at national cancer meeting

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were in Chicago June 3-7 for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

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Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers, who presented the study outcomes at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

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Pictures on cigarette packs, warning of smoking dangers, increased quit attempts among smokers

Pictures on cigarette packs, warning of smoking dangers, increased quit attempts among smokers

Noel T. Brewer, PhD, and his UNC Lineberger colleagues report in JAMA Internal Medicine findings from their study that demonstrated that attaching graphic warning images to cigarette packs increased smokers' attempts to quit.

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