WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says the U.S. is facing a crisis in cancer care in a time an aging population, complex new treatments and rising costs.
Scientists know more than ever about how to battle cancer, with innovative treatments to target tumors. Yet the Institute of Medicine says too often, treatment choices are not based on good evidence, and ensuring quality may get more difficult.
Older adults account for most of the 1.6 million new cases of cancer in the U.S. each year, a number growing as the population ages. The report found it is hard for doctors to keep up with new and costly therapies.
It recommends more patient involvement in choosing care, tools to help doctors speed the latest knowledge into practice and more research into the best ways to treat seniors.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.