What Caught Our Eye (WCOE), January 26, 2018
What Caught Our Eye is our week-in-review blog series, where we recap the cancer policy articles, studies, and stories that caught our attention.

Affordable Care Act

“Congress’s next health care waiting game: market stabilization”

By Caitlin Owens, Axios.comNow that Congress has passed a bill funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program — more than three months after funding expired — the clock is ticking as lawmakers work at putting together a package to stabilize the individual insurance market.
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“Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law”

By Anna Wilde Matthews, Wall Street JournalIdaho officials said they will begin allowing insurers to sell new plans that don’t meet requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, a move that will test the limits of states’ ability to carve out their own health-insurance rules under the Trump administration.
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Coping with Cancer

“Patient Voices: Lung Cancer”

By Karen Barrow, New York TimesIt is estimated that there will 234,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2018, and 154,000 deaths. What is it like to live with the No. 1 cancer killer in this country? Three men and women speak about living with lung cancer.
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“The Challenging Landscape of Cancer and Aging: Charting a Way Forward”

By Norman E. Sharpless, M.D., NCI Cancer Currents Blog — Dr. Sharpless argues that it’s clear that we need to better understand how the biological underpinnings of aging affect the onset and trajectory of cancer to address this looming public health challenge.
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“When Someone You Love Has Cancer”

By Dr. Archana Rao, Fox8 NewsWhen your loved one has cancer, it’s a difficult time not only for them but also for their near and dear ones. Anyone who is involved in taking care of a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer can help them on their journey as a caregiver. The most important thing you can do as a caregiver is to show them your love and support as they navigate their illness.
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Cancer News

“New Cancer Blood Test ‘Enormously Exciting'”

By James Gallagher, BBC NewsDr. Marais, Director of CRUK Manchester Institute, was interviewed by BCC about the recent advances made by a team at Johns Hopkins toward the development of a universal blood test for cancer.
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