Mary K. Caffrey

Through Partnership, Pancreatic Cancer Patients Gain Access to Personal Treatment Options

April 03, 2015

A partnership between the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Perthera, a self-described "concierge" for molecular diagnostic testing, is giving patients with this hard-to-treat cancer the ability to determine the best course of treatment.

Study Suggests Lung Cancer Screening Criteria May Not Capture All Smokers Who Need It

March 31, 2015

Eligibility criteria set for coverage of low-dose computed tomography for individuals deemed at high risk for lung cancer may actually exclude many potential lung cancer patients who would benefit from screening, according to a new study.

Medicare Begins Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening for High-Risk Individuals

February 10, 2015

Medicare will immediately cover lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for high-risk individuals, including current and former smokers, according to a national coverage determination (NCD) released by CMS.