Bringing Cancer Screenings to the Community Can Increase Today's Diagnosis Number and Get Patients to Care Sooner

November 24, 2022

In this final video of a three-part video series, Oncologist and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Yuri Fesko, shares a key takeaway from Quest's recent Health Trends Survey. Results reveal how cancer diagnosis numbers are still lagging to pre-pandemic levels of 11%. Fesko adds that bringing cancer screenings to the community can increase diagnosis numbers, leading to care sooner.

What the 'Pathway Approach' Can Do to Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Testing Delays For Cancer Care

November 23, 2022

Dr. Yuri Fesko of Quest Diagnostics says the "pathways approach" helped one health system speed the time between diagnosis and targeted treatment for lung cancer by as much as a month for some patients. This is the second part of a three-part video series.

Using the 'Pathway' Approach to Shorten the Time Between Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

November 16, 2022

In this episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite, Briana Contreras, editor with Managed Healthcare Executive spoke with Dr. Yuri Fesko, oncologist and vice president of Medical Affairs at Quest Diagnostics. In the conversation, Dr. Fesko addressed the ongoing issue of long gaps of times between receiving a diagnosis for a type of cancer and finally getting the treatment for it. Dr. Fesko shared the benefits a number of sectors receive when treating patients sooner and the steps to get there.

Price and End Points. For Cancer Drugs, There Is a Disconnect, Research Finds

October 31, 2022

Overall survival is considered a more definitive end point. But according to Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues , drugs approved based on progression-free survival and overall response rate were priced higher than those approved based on overall survival.