In an analysis of the impact of parity laws published in JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, and collaborators from Harvard Medical School report modest improvements in costs for many patients. However, patients who were already paying the most for their medications, saw their monthly costs go up.
UNC Lineberger members from a range of departments in the UNC School of Medicine were co-authors of a paper published in the journal Cell on Nov. 2. For the study, by The Cancer Genome Atlas Network, researchers characterized molecular alterations in 206 adult soft tissue sarcomas. They studied six major types of sarcoma, and found a wide range of oncogenic drivers.
Chad Pecot, MD, has a unique perspective on cancer. As a physician who specializes in treating lung cancer, he sees the impact cancer and its treatment can have on people and their loved ones. As a scientist, he understands cancer at its most basic level. As a cancer survivor, he knows the challenges of living with a serious health issue.