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Monday, 02 June 2014

MY LIFE IS WORTH IT Campaign Issues Direct Challenge to Claims Made at ASCO Cancer Conference That the Cost of Treatment is Unsustainable

“We have to get the facts out!” With those words Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., healthcare economist and co-founder of MY LIFE IS WORTH IT, challenged panelists discussing health costs at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. The claim being made is that “the current system is unsustainable.”

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Saturday, 31 May 2014

"Continuous Innovation Leads to Longer Lives" by Amy O'Connor

13 million cancer survivors live in the U.S.-- more than double the number of survivors since 1990. In addition, the cancer mortality rate over the last two decades has dropped by 20%. Though we have not yet found cures for the more than 200 types of cancer, these statistics show that continuous medical innovations work everyday to improve patient lives, one step at a time.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014

MY LIFE IS WORTH IT Campaign Launches During Premier Cancer Conference to Support Patients with Cancer and Other Critical Medical Needs

MY LIFE IS WORTH IT, organized with the support of not-for-profit organizations, advocacy groups and patients, launches today to assure a major role for patients in discussions linking cost of therapies to access. MY LIFE IS WORTH IT says treatment decisions need to be based on benefit to the patient, not price, and patients need their doctors to be their allies, making decisions based explicitly on what is best for the patient’s health. The program will be launched with an exhibit booth at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, but is not affiliated with or endorsed by ASCO.

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