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Oct 06, 2010, 08:00 ET Letter Calling for a Stop to Cancer Care Cuts Presented to HHS & CMS

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that a letter, sponsored by Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and signed by 85 members of the...


Jul 14, 2010, 03:23 ET Community Cancer Clinic Closings on the Rise

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today announced that due to severe year after year cuts to Medicare reimbursement for cancer care, community...


Jun 23, 2010, 09:48 ET Devastating 21% SGR Cuts to Medicare Disproportionately Impact Cancer Care

Today a group of cancer patients, oncologists, oncology nurses and practice administrators will meet with Members of Congress to speak out about the...


Jun 02, 2010, 02:17 ET Petition to Stop Cancer Care Cuts Surpasses 50,000 Signatures

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced today that more than 50,000 Americans have already signed the Petition to Stop Cancer Care Cuts,...


Mar 17, 2010, 11:42 ET Latest Cancer Clinic Closure in Selma, Alabama

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) today announced the latest cancer clinic closure is Montgomery Cancer Center in Selma, Alabama. That brings a...


Feb 18, 2010, 09:53 ET Study: Poor and Inconsistent Reimbursement of Oral Cancer Drugs Impairs Treatment

A comprehensive study of oral oncolytic (anti-cancer) drug treatments revealed that while their use is increasingly common, cancer patients...


Feb 04, 2010, 01:30 ET Study: Medicare Covers Only Half the Cost of Administering Chemotherapy to Seniors with Cancer

A comprehensive study of the components of the delivery of modern-day cancer care in community oncology practices revealed that Medicare covers only...