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[PODCAST] Ep 39: Biosimilars—What Patients Need to Know

October 20, 2020

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When biosimilars were first introduced in the U.S. in 2015, it was expected that they would would deliver equally effective treatment to patients as their reference products at a reduced cost for cancer programs and patients. However, it can be difficult to explain to patients that biosimilars may be their best—and most cost-effective—option.

On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, Miami Cancer Institute shares their unique approach to patient understanding: a biosimilars education course that explains what biosimilars are, how they are used, the testing process they go through, and how their use can affect insurance approvals and out-of-pocket expenses.


  • Ana Chayeb, RN, Nurse Navigator, Miami Cancer Institute
  • Peggy Bullard, RN, Rapid Treatment Nurse, Miami Cancer Institute
  • Jorge J. Garcia, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE, Assistant Vice President - System Oncology Pharmacy Services, Non-Oncology Infusion Center Pharmacy Services, Miami Cancer Institute

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