Value-Based Care

A cost-effective analysis found that the addition of elective neck dissection to primary surgery in patients with oral cavity cancer showed a cost reduction and improved health outcomes, reported researchers from the University of California, San Diego. 
While limited in some respects, researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have endorsed the European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale as a useful tool for aiding drug selection in cancer care.
Researchers from the department of radiation oncology at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have proposed a novel formula for the optimization of radiosurgery dose for any given lesion volume in patients with brain metastasis.