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The Scoop-Skin Cancer Drug Trials| Samsung’s Health Strategy| Demands on Oncologists November 17, 2014

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 5:05 pm

Clinical trials of a Bristol-Myers skin cancer drug prove more effective in patients than chemotherapy treatment.

Samsung has announced its Digital Health Initiative with a plan that goes beyond fitness trackers and smartwatches. The company is launching a health strategy working with developers to create monitoring technology to encourage preventive healthcare.

An electrical device glued to the scalp may slow the progression of cancerous brain tumors.

Healthcare open enrollment seems to be better than last year, but still not great.

Media Planner Kyle Cooper shares this article which provides an interesting look at the pressures oncologists face and will continue to manage in the future as demand increases. One impactful point made in the article: “A recent study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) predicts that the demand for medical oncologists will increase dramatically between now and 2020 as a result of a 48% increase in cancer incidence and an 81% increase in people living with or surviving cancer. During this same time period, the supply of oncologists is predicted to increase by only 14%.”

In a more stable economy, expect an increase in  healthcare costs.

-Amanda Kopec Preto, Manager, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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