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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BCRF Conversations: A Discussion with Drs. Daniele Gilkes and Paul Macklin

Together, Dr. Daniele Gilkes and Dr. Paul Macklin are part of a collaboration between the BCRF and JKTG Foundation that links computational scientists with biologists.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Funding@Work: Q&A with Robert Ivkov, Ph.D.

Research funded by JKTG has led us to a startling new answer that has the potential to reshape the way people think about cancer nanomedicine, and possibly revolutionize our technology approach. We would never have arrived at this answer without the JKTG funding. It's that simple.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JKTGF and BCRF Fund Collaborative, Mathematical Cancer Research

Researchers aim to better model, understand cancer metastasis

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Healthy Debate: Why are Hospital Charges So High?

Hospital charges have increased much faster than hospital costs over the past 40 years. More than half of the hospitals in the United States have charges that are more than three times their costs, and for 10% of hospitals, those charges are more than six times their costs. What has changed to cause this tremendous discrepancy between costs and charges?

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

JKTG Supports Society for Thermal Medicine Researchers, Scientists

As part of its commitment to support initiatives that help achieve improved health, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) has announced it will sponsor the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM) April 29-May 2, 2017.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Healthy Debate: Don't Treat Medicare Patients Like White Mice

JKTG Founder and president, Ted Giovanis, weighed in on Medicare's alternative payment models and how they treat (or ignore) patients in this week's Modern Healthcare.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Medicare Hospital Star Ratings Gives Flawed Quality Snapshot

Medicare’s star ratings of hospitals fail to provide the public with an easy comparison of the quality of inpatient care provided. An analysis by J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG) executive vice president for research and policy reveals the biases inherent in the rating system along with conceptual problems in the design of the method used to combine individual quality scores.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Video Replay + Transcript Available: Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable

Nov. 15, the JKTG Foundation again sponsored the annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable bringing Wall Street analysts together with Washington policy expert Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., to explore what the latest market developments meant for national health policy and how the political climate will affect the health care sector.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ACA: Preclusion of Review

Upon enactment and review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the JKTG Foundation became concerned by the number and extent of the preclusion of administrative and judicial review provisions the law included.

Monday, October 31, 2016

JKTG Funding at Work: Research Uncovers New Thinking in Cancer Treatment

Two recent research studies partially funded by the Jayne Koskinas & Ted Giovanis Breast Cancer Research Consortium at Wistar are changing our understanding of cancer and may ultimately impact treatment.

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