JUL
20

Roy's Story

Participating in a Clinical Trial

In 2013, Roy joined one of the first immunotherapy trials NECS offered for advanced lung cancer. Read his story

JUL
13

Advancing Genomic Knowledge

All month, we're celebrating our commitment to research and innovation. This week, we talk about the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative, and how NECS is working with The Jackson Laboratory to help advance knowledge about cancer treatment.

Read more about this initiative here

Advancing Genomic Knowledge
JUL
06

A Celebration of Research

The NECS Commitment to Innovation

This month, we're celebrating our commitment to innovation and clinical trials. For decades, our physicians and research team have been dedicated to increasing access to the latest therapies and trials for patients right here in Maine. Join us as we look back at our beginnings, and to the future of cancer treatment. 

Our History of Innovation

JUL
05

NECS welcomes Dr. Brian Haney

Accomplished physician joins Brunswick team

New England Cancer Specialists is thrilled to welcome Brian Haney, DO, to our Brunswick office. Dr. Haney joins our other two Brunswick physicians, Dr. David Benton and Dr. Eleni Nackos.

Read more about Dr. Haney's background and training here

NECS welcomes Dr. Brian Haney
MAY
12

NECS welcomes Joan Lunden

Journalist & TV Host speaks at local conference

New England Cancer Specialists was host to a special Hospice of Southern Maine breakfast on May 11th, featuring Joan Lunden. Lunden, who is working to further understanding and advance planning in the elder care space, addressed the group before her talk at the Thresholds Conference. Thresholds is an annual event of Hospice of Southern Maine. Dr. Tracey F. Weisberg, president of NECS and a specialist in breast cancer, introduced Lunden. The two became acquainted during Lunden's treatment for...

MAY
01

NECS CEO talks PBMs

Steven D'Amato on national panel at Community Oncology Conference

Our CEO, Steven D'Amato, spoke on a panel last week in Maryland about the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in escalating drug prices, and the associated impact on patients and community oncology practices.

The Community Oncology Alliance has issued a white paper on this topic, and how PBMs increase the cost of care for many people across the country.

You can read a synopsis of the panel discussion here.

 

(Photograph from Ted Okon via Twitter: @TedOkonCOA)
APR
20

NECS Leadership Testifies in Augusta

President and CEO advocate for effective pain management for patients

Our CEO, Steven D'Amato, and president, Dr. Tracey Weisberg, testified before the Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine Legislature yesterday. They were advocating for two bills that will ensure appropriate access for cancer patients to receive effective pain management.

Read Dr. Weisberg's testimony here

Read Steven D'Amato's testimony here

Read the policy position of the American Society of Clinical Oncology here

NECS Leadership Testifies in Augusta
JUN
30

New England Cancer Specialists to join Oncology Care Model Initiative

New England Cancer Specialists has been selected by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of nearly 200 physical group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care.
New England Cancer Specialists to join Oncology Care Model Initiative
MAY
02

Group Acupuncture comes to Brunswick

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with Anne Jacobs, ND, LAc, to offer group acupuncture appointments at our Brunswick office. Any New England Cancer Specialists patient, from any office, may receive treatment.
Group Acupuncture comes to Brunswick