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Action needed to preserve the six protected classes

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 3, 2021
In the final hours of the previous Administration’s time in office, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) (CMMI) announced new changes for CY 2022 to an existing...   Read More

ICYMI: Cancer death rate continues decline due to advances in treatment

By Andrew Powaleny  |    January 19, 2021
For the second year in a row, The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports a record single-year decline in cancer death rates in the United States. Each year, ACS estimates the number of new cancer...   Read More

Report: More than 1,300 medicines and vaccines in development to help fight cancer

By Andrew Powaleny  |    December 15, 2020
Over the last 30 years, significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer. Researchers have expanded their understanding of how cancer develops and how to target medicines for...   Read More

Study finds biopharmaceutical innovation is responsible for 35% of the increase in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015

By Gabby Migliara  |    October 21, 2020
Medicines are responsible for more than a third of the improvement in life expectancy from 1990 to 2015, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. This underscores the crucial role...   Read More

New report explores setbacks that bring future cancer success stories

By Giovanni Caforio, M.D.  |    July 16, 2020
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry and the health care system are critical to addressing the important work we do for patients. The Catalyst...   Read More

Guest Post: Takeda seeks ‘new normal’ for cancer research during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Guest Contributor  |    June 24, 2020
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

Cancer medicines cost twice as much at hospitals, study finds

By Katie Koziara  |    January 21, 2020
Cancer medicines cost nearly twice as much in hospital outpatient facilities than in physician offices in the commercial market, according to a new study from the Employee Benefit Research...   Read More

ICYMI: Cancer death rate declines at record levels thanks to innovative medicines

By Andrew Powaleny  |    January 9, 2020
Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the number of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States. For nearly 30 years, the trend towards fewer cancer deaths has been...   Read More

Saving kids and dogs from shared cancers

By Guest Contributor  |    September 17, 2018
Ulrike Szalay is the Founder and Executive Director of Canines-N-Kids Foundation Did you know? Dogs and children spontaneously develop a number of similar cancers. In fact, cancer is the leading...   Read More

New analysis shows that more medicines worldwide are available to U.S. patients

By Kevin Haninger  |    June 5, 2018
In the past year, we have seen revolutionary new treatments become available to patients in the United States for cancer and other debilitating diseases. A new analysis puts in perspective the...   Read More

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