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Biologics and biosimilars step onto the cancer therapy stage

Q&A: Oncologist and health economist Dr. Gary Lyman discusses a class of treatments on the rise. Will prices follow?

May 31, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Costly biologics and their "generic-ish" counterparts, biosimilars, are about to step into the pharmaceutical spotlight in a big way. We sat down with Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, an oncologist and national thought leader on health economics, to learn more about burgeoning biopharmaceuticals.

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Hutch health economics group releases its first public report

Community Cancer Care Report on quality and cost is the product of five years of stakeholder collaboration

May 1, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch’s HICOR releases its Community Cancer Care Report, the first public report linking quality and cost measures for cancer clinics.

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Moonshot meeting: Q&A with nurse on panel with VP Joe Biden

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Dr. Angelique Richard shared her thoughts with the vice president when the moonshot ‘listening tour’ came to Fred Hutch

March 30, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Angelique Richard, chief nurse executive and vice president of clinical operations at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, talks about her meeting with Vice President Joe Biden during his "moonshot" visit to Fred Hutch and lessons learned from her years as an oncology nurse.

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‘Close to criminal’

A Fred Hutch researcher speaks out on the human cost of the ‘unfettered, unbridled greed’ within our health care system

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Lyman, as told to Diane Mapes

As an oncologist, I've had patients delay or actually stop treatment because of the high cost. They're stopping and they're dying as a result. That's why I've taken a stand with many of my colleagues around the country to call attention to these pricing issues and how unsustainable and devastating they are to our patients.

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