New genetic therapies in cancer treatment could impact benefits plans

12 April 2019 - In September 2018, Health Canada approved, for the first time, the use of a chimeric antigen ...

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A patient’s journey with melanoma and drug coverage concerns

22 March 2019 - Living her best life with her husband Jeremy, Karen Formosa was looking forward to retiring within ...

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Will price be a barrier to new cancer immunotherapy?

19 January 2019 - Advisory group CADTH recommends no funding for new CAR-T therapy until drug company lowers cost. ...

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Gene therapy drug Kymriah should be publicly covered if manufacturer drops price, report recommends

16 January 2019 - A groundbreaking gene therapy for cancer could cost the Canadian health care system more than $400 ...

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2019 oncology drugs in pipeline — survey

14 December 2018 - pCODR is again undertaking its periodic survey to facilitate consistent and systematic data collection from participating ...

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CADTH publishes initial recommendation for Tagrisso

5 November 2018 - CADTH has published its initial recommendation on the use of osimertinib mesylate for the first-line treatment ...

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CADTH publishes initial recommendation for Lenvima

5 November 2018 - CADTH has published its initial recommendation on the use of lenvatinib mesylate in combination with everolimus ...

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Hundreds of cancer patients received partial doses of medication

16 August 2018 - Hundreds of cancer patients in Canada did not receive the full dose of three highly concentrated ...

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CADTH publishes initial pERC recommendation for Roche's alectinib hydrochloride

6 July  2018 - The outcome relates to the use of alectinib hydrochloride (Alecensaro) for the first-line treatment of patients ...

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Whistler woman forced to fundraise for cancer drugs

21 June 2018 - Joni Denroche staying positive after insurance fails to cover needed treatment. ...

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Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

1 June 2018 - Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn't get twice the ...

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Give paediatric cancer sufferers the help they need

21 May 2018 - Her necklace has 650 beads, one for each medical procedure she has been through. ...

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This 12-year-old leukaemia survivor is fighting for equal access to medicine for all Canadians

17 May 2018 - Helena Kirk, a 12-year-old leukaemia survivor, helped spearhead a proposal to the Minister of Health with support ...

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Ontario NDP promise take-home cancer drug coverage ahead of election

30 April 2018 - NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is promising universal access to take-home cancer drugs if her party wins ...

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Governments must speed up access to approved cancer drugs

16 April 2018 - Strides in cancer research have increased survival rates and provided a better quality of life for ...

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