Friday! Webinar on impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings, diagnoses & treatments

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • MOASC Members needed to participate in a 15-minute interview MOASC News
  • Friday! Submit nomination for Extraordinary Woman Mentor Affiliate Association News/Conquer Cancer News
  • Friday! Webinar on impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings, diagnoses & treatments Affiliate Association News/COA News

MOASC partners with the editorial staff of Targeted Oncology (TO) who have begun planning for Pancreatic Cancer and Lung Cancer awareness month next month. They are reaching out to MOASC Members who would want to participate in a 15-minute interview. This would be oncologist focused in either disease area. The goal is to let the physician guide the discussion and see what they would like to focus on for the awareness month. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

The California Medical Association (CMA) has published their 2020 Voter Guide, which includes CMA’s positions on November 2020 statewide ballot measures. We hope that you will show up to the polls (or mail in your vote-by-mail ballot) and ensure the voices of physicians are heard loud and clear.  To read more click here and go to California News.

On September 13, 2020, the Trump Administration issued the “Lowering Drug Prices by Putting Americans First” executive order (EO), which would implement a Most Favored Nation (MFN) model. The MFN model would base prices for certain Medicare Part B and Part D drugs and biologics on the lowest price offered in foreign countries. MOASC and the National Oncology State Network (NOSN) joined the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) in opposition to the EO. We urge against the implementation of the MFN as it will negatively impact community oncologists and the patients they serve. To read more click here and go to National News.

Conquer Cancer, seeks nominations for an Extraordinary Woman Mentor for their Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. Please submit your nomination by October 30, 2020.  To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News/Conquer Cancer News.

To read the complete California Oncology Weekly Newsletter, click on the date below.

October 27, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Although rare, men, on average over the age of 50, get breast cancer too. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, in 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. During October women and men are encouraged to learn the facts about breast cancer and why screening should be a regular part of your health care.

 

This Weekly‘s Hot Topics

  • This Thursday! Genomic Testing and Targeted Treatment of NSCLC 
  • California to manufacture cheaper versions of generic drugs 
  • Nurse practitioners to practice medicine independent of doctors 
  • Tell Congress to oppose cutting Medicare payments! 

This Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:30pm-6:30pm – MOASC Clinical Webinar. Title: “It’s Precisely the Time for More Precision in Genomic Testing and Targeted Treatment of NSCLC” Presented by: Jacob Sands, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In this activity, oncology experts discuss the roles of genomic testing and targeted treatment in lung cancer. Practical guidance for expanding molecular testing for genomic alterations occurring in non–small cell lung cancer with FDA-approved targeted therapies is explored. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

A bill that will allow California to manufacture cheaper versions of generic drugs including insulin has been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law requires the state’s Health and Human Services Agency to seek partnerships with drugmakers to make medicines cheaper and more accessible. To read more click here and go to California News.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to cut Medicare payments by double digits starting January 1, 2021. Payment cuts of this magnitude will surely strain a health care system that is already stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic and could jeopardize patient access to medically necessary services. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

HHS said it will distribute an additional $20 billion in aid to help health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new funding is meant to blunt the impact of financial losses and increased operating costs caused by the pandemic. To read more click here and go to National News.

To read the complete California Oncology Weekly Newsletter, click on the date below.

October 6, 2020