Dr. José Baselga, the cancer center’s chief medical officer, stepped down days after a report that he had not reported millions of dollars as potential conflicts in dozens of research articles.
NYT HealthOne of the world’s leading cancer doctors stepped down Thursday from his post at Memorial Sloan Kettering, just days after it became public that he failed to disclose millions of dollars in industry payments in dozens of research articles.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about the cancer patients they’ve saved, and reporters love to write about them. But deaths still vastly outnumber the rare successes.
NYT HealthFrom @NYTOpinion: This is not a story about a scrappy cancer patient who beat the odds by taking a chance on an experimental drug that no one expected to work. This is a much more common story, about a patient who died too young.
NYT HealthFrom @NYTOpinion: At recent conference, researchers presented four precision-medicine studies. Two were failures. The others failed to shrink tumors 92% and 95% of the time. The studies received almost no news coverage.
Employers shouldn’t push out people with early-onset dementia. We still have a lot to offer.
NYT HealthFrom @NYTOpinion: People are living and working longer than ever, and that means the incidence of people in the workplace diagnosed with early-onset dementia will increase. Employers can't just write these people off.
Patients might not care about this fight between hospitals and insurers. But they should.
NYT HealthFrom @NYTOpinion: Regulations are urgently needed to limit hospital prices for out-of-network emergency care
NYT HealthFrom @NYTOpinion: There are many reasons Americans pay more for health care than citizens of any other country. But one of the most powerful forces driving cost increases is buried in a little-known set of regulations concerning emergency room care.