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Medicare panel endorses prostate cancer vaccine

A panel of experts Wednesday endorsed an expensive new vaccine recently approved to treat men with advanced prostate cancer. In a series of votes, the 14-member Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee said that there did appear to be sufficient evidence that Provenge, which was approved in April, could...

By Rob Stein  | November 17, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Cancer, Medical Technology, medical costs, medicare, prostate cancer  
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Medicare panel eyes cancer vaccine

A panel of outside experts is meeting Wednesday to advise federal health officials about an expensive new vaccine recently approved to treat men with advanced prostate cancer. The 14-member Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee is meeting at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to review the scientific...

By Rob Stein  | November 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cancer, Medical Technology, medicare, prostate cancer  
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