AllMed Healthcare: Cancer Trials
AllMed Healthcare Management Medical Specialist Keith Hansen has recently authored a feature article “Cancer Trials - Are They Ready for Prime Time?” that is featured on the AllMed Healthcare website.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 25, 2006
AllMed Healthcare Management Medical Specialist Keith Hansen has recently authored a feature article “Cancer Trials - Are They Ready for Prime Time?” that is featured on the AllMed Healthcare website. The article may be viewed by clicking the following link: http://www. allmedmd. com/resources/articles/cancertrials. html (http://www. allmedmd. com/resources/articles/cancertrials. html)
Clinical trials are an essential process for improving the survival rate & quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer. There are different trial stages:
Phase 1: The first step in testing a new approach in humans.
Phase 2: For determining the safety and effectiveness of a new treatment.
Phase 3: Comparing a new treatment to a standard therapy.
Experimental or Investigational: A drug or procedure that has undergone basic laboratory testing and received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be tested in human subjects. It may be approved by the FDA for use in one disease or condition, but be considered investigational in other diseases or conditions.
When insurers cover the cost of nationally sanctioned cancer clinical trials, they are investing in better standards of are for all patients. Ultimately, such trials reduce cancer recurrence and the amount of health care dollars spent on these cancer patients decreases.
More information on AllMed and the company’s peer review & medical review services can be found on AllMed’s web site at http://www. allmedmd. com/ (http://www. allmedmd. com/).
About AllMed Healthcare Management
Founded in 1995, AllMed (http://www. allmedmd. com/ (http://www. allmedmd. com/)) is a URAC-accredited Independent Review Organization (IRO) serving insurance payers, providers, TPAs and claims managers nationwide. Reviews are conducted by board-certified physicians in active practice. AllMed’s growing customer base includes premier organizations, such as Educator’s Mutual Life, IMS Managed Care, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, HealthGuard, several Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Allianz and many other leading healthcare payers.