Day: December 9, 2021

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City of Hope to buy Cancer Treatment Center of America for $390M

City of Hope, a prominent not-for-profit cancer researcher and treatment provider, said Wednesday it plans to buy Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

The deal, expected to close early next year pending regulatory approval, would create a large network of inpatient and outpatient oncology care that would serve an estimated 115,000 patients annually. The definitive agreement holds that Duarte, California-based City of Hope would pay $390 million for CTCA, based in Boca Raton, Florida.

“In Cancer Treatment Centers of America, we found an organization that shares with us that nonnegotiable value of putting patients first, the urgency of eliminating cancer and the commitment to delivering high-quality care,” City of Hope CEO Robert Stone said in an interview.

The transaction would unite two cancer specialists with decidedly different backgrounds. City of Hope is among 71 National Cancer Institute-designed cancer centers in the country. It’s a distinction the federal agency grants to providers

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State data reveal fentanyl’s fatal role across age groups

The chart shows fentanyl’s convergence across age groups in fatal overdoses in Washington state. Credit: Data visualization by Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Use of the illicitly manufactured opioid fentanyl has had an outsize impact on overdose deaths in Washington state – particularly among people under age 30, according to a new analysis published at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

“For any disease or condition, mortality rates of people under 30 are typically much lower than for people 30 and older. But with fentanyl we are seeing very similar trends in terms of the rate of increase and the level of deaths. That’s not normal for any , let alone overdose,” said lead investigator Caleb Banta-Green.

He is principal research scientist at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, housed in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Banta-Green and colleague Jason Williams co-authored the paper and

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