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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Announces New Office Location in Ocala, FL

Posted December 8, 2016

Brought to you by a FLASCO 100% Membership Partner: Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology/Hematology Practice Adds Clinic in Marion County Ocala, FL – December 7, 2016…Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, announced today that a new clinical location has opened in Ocala, FL. The address of the...

Assignment of Product-Specific HCPCS Code for Portrazza® (necitumumab) for Injection

Posted December 8, 2016

We are sending this communication on behalf of Eli Lilly and Company to announce the assignment of a product‐specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code for Portrazza® (necitumumab) for injection. The new code, J9295, is defined as “injection, necitumumab, 1 mg.” This code is effective January 1, 2017.1    Trade Name HCPCS Code Strength...

FDA Approves Avastin for Specific Type of Ovarian Cancer

Posted December 8, 2016

The FDA granted approval to Avastin in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer (psOC), representing the first new treatment option for women with psOC in the U.S. in more than a decade [press release]. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other gynecological cancer in the U.S., and in 2016,...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a permanent Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code specific to IMLYGIC®

Posted December 8, 2016

INDICATION IMLYGIC is a genetically modified oncolytic viral therapy indicated for the local treatment of unresectable cutaneous, subcutaneous, and nodal lesions in patients with melanoma recurrent after initial surgery. IMLYGIC has not been shown to improve overall survival or have an effect on visceral metastases The new code, J9325, is defined as “injection, talimogene laherparepvec,...

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Scholarship Applications for Medical & Healthcare Students are Due March 31st

Posted December 8, 2016

Awards from the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society support our future healthcare professionals Collier County, FL (December 6, 2016)—The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) is accepting applications through March 2017 for its two scholarship awards: the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for medical students and Healthcare Student...

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