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The Promise of Biosimilars

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act signed into law by President Barack Obama as part of the Affordable Care Act, aimed to promote the development of biological products and create competition, with the goals of increasing treatment options and reducing health care costs. On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Leah Christl who is the Associate Director for Therapeutic Biologics in the Office of New Drugs in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Today, we are starting to see the fruits of that labor, there are several biosimilars on the market and more are under review for approval. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first biosimilar product which happens to be a supportive treatment for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Navigating the Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Saturday, November 15 marked the first day of the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance in your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace or Exchange. This period ends on February 15, 2015. For anyone who is at risk for cancer, living with cancer or is a cancer survivor, there are certain things to consider when looking for a new plan or looking to change plans.

Joining guest host Linda House to discuss what you need to know to navigate this year's open enrollment plan are guests Monica Bryant of Triage Cancer and Elizabeth Hoffler of the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)