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African American Cancer Survivors More Likely to Experience Lasting Debt Related to Cancer and Its Treatment

African American cancer survivors are more likely than whites to experience lasting debt or forgo necessary medical care as they struggle with the financial burden of cancer, while whites are somewhat more likely to use existing assets to pay for their cancer care, according to a study (C13)...

lung cancer
cost of care
global cancer care

Swiss Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of Nivolumab vs Docetaxel in Advanced Nonsquamous NSCLC

Nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor approved for patients with squamous and nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2015, is not cost-effective when compared to treatment with docetaxel, chemotherapy medication. However, a Swiss analysis showed the cost-effectiveness of nivolumab is...

leukemia
cost of care

ASCO 2016: Patients With Cancer With ACA Policies Swiftly Reach Out-of-Pocket Caps

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have found that a hypothetical leukemia patient buying the life-extending drug therapy for his condition would reach his annual out-of-pocket maximum in a month on most of the bronze policies and half of the silver policies offered through the Affordable Care Act...

breast cancer
cost of care

ASCO 2016: Significant Cost Differences Found Among Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Regimens

Costs associated with different breast cancer chemotherapy regimens can vary significantly, regardless of effectiveness, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Understanding cost differences should help guide informed discussions between patients and...

cost of care
global cancer care

ASCO 2016: Vast Differences Globally in Cancer Drug Retail Prices

A pilot study revealed large differences in median retail prices for 23 cancer drugs in 7 different countries, with the highest retail prices identified in the United States and the lowest, in India and South Africa. Notably, after the monthly drug price is expressed as a percentage of domestic...

cost of care
issues in oncology

Yousuf Zafar, MD, on the Financial Burden of Cancer Care

Yousuf Zafar, MD, of Duke Cancer Institute, summarizes his educational lecture on the financial toxicities of treatment and the need to focus on both short- and long-term interventions to reduce the burden on patients.

cost of care

Sarina Isenberg, PhD Candidate, on Better Care at a Better Cost

Sarina Isenberg, PhD Candidate, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses the cost savings of a comprehensive hospital-based palliative care program. (Abstract 2)

palliative care
cost of care

Kerin B. Adelson, MD, on Improving End-of-Life Planning and Reducing Futile Care

Kerin B. Adelson, MD, of the Yale Cancer Center, discusses the major healthcare cost drivers at the end of life—aggressive treatments, emergency room visits, and futile care—and strategies for improving value. (Abstract 3)

cost of care

2016 Quality Care Symposium: Online Tool Improves Access to Information on Cancer Treatment Costs

To facilitate doctor/patient conversations about costs of cancer care, researchers developed and piloted an online tool for oncologists. The innovative resource lists prices for the 50 most commonly prescribed cancer treatment regimens. A survey of the pilot users at four clinics in Washington...

head and neck cancer
cost of care

2016 Head and Neck Cancer Symposium: Cost-Coping Strategies and Perceived Social Isolation in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

The majority of patients with locally advanced head and neck cancers rely on cost-coping strategies that alter their lifestyle in order to manage the financial burden of their care, according to research presented by Kung et al at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium (Abstract...

supportive care
cost of care

Palliative Care Offers Greater Cost Savings for Cancer Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions

Patients with incurable cancer and numerous other serious health conditions who consulted with a palliative care team within 2 days of hospitalization had significant savings in hospital costs, according to a new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Published by...

cost of care

Troubled by Hypocrisy

I am troubled by hypocrisy. An article in the July 25th edition of The ASCO Post on “Stakeholders Are Uniting Around Value in Cancer Care” (July 25, 2014, page 1) tells us how we must “rein in” costs. The vast majority of the articles in this issue, however, trumpet the “new wonder drugs” that we...

health-care policy
cost of care

Medicine Turned Upside Down

BookmarkTitle: The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your HandsAuthor: Eric Topol, MDPublisher: Basic BooksPublication date: January 2015Price: $28.99; hardcover, 384 pagesMost books about health care center on fixing broken parts of the massive $3 trillion system, as seen with ...

issues in oncology
cost of care

ESMO Asia 2015: Cancer Drives Patients to Poverty in Southeast Asia

Five percent of cancer patients and their families were pushed into poverty in Southeast Asia between March 2012 and September 2013 because of high disease-related costs, a study (Abstract 52O) by Bhoo-Pathy et al at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore...

breast cancer
cost of care

SABCS 2015: Mastectomy Plus Reconstruction Has Higher Complication Rates and Costs Than Lumpectomy Plus Radiation

Among the various guideline-concordant local therapy options available for women with early-stage breast cancer in the United States, mastectomy plus reconstruction had the highest complication rates and complication-related costs for both younger women with private insurance and older women on...

breast cancer
issues in oncology
cost of care

Patients With Breast Cancer Who Have Prescription Drug Benefits, Higher Incomes More Likely to Start and Continue Hormonal Therapy

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published by Bradley et al in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment showed that patients with breast cancer whose health insurance plans included prescription drug benefits were 10% more likely to start important hormonal therapy than patients who did not ...

breast cancer
survivorship
cost of care

ABC3: Patients Speak Out Against 'Damaging Messages' About Metastatic Breast Cancer, Call for Inclusion in Discussion About Treatment Costs

Organizations that issue “damaging messages” about advanced breast cancer need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease, a patient told the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 5, 2015. In...

prostate cancer
cost of care

Study Shows Wide Variation in Costs to Treat Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have described costs across the entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer—from the time a patient checks in for his first appointment to his post-treatment follow-up testing—using time-driven activity-based costing. For the ...

supportive care
issues in oncology
cost of care

ASTRO 2015: Coordinated Radiation Therapy and Palliative Care Based on Patient Feedback Lead to Better Quality of Life, Reduced Health-Care Costs

A collaborative, patient-reported outcome–based approach by palliative care and radiation oncology teams results in better outpatient symptom management and a decrease in end-of-life hospitalizations and costs for late-stage cancer patients, according to research presented by Read et al...

breast cancer
issues in oncology
cost of care

Unilateral Mastectomy Is a More Cost-Effective Treatment for Sporadic Cancer in One Breast Than Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

For younger women with early-stage, noninherited breast cancer on one side, a unilateral mastectomy leads to a slightly higher quality of life and lower costs over the next 20 years compared with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, according to new study results presented at the 2015 Annual...

breast cancer
gynecologic cancers
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Study Questions Cost-Effectiveness of Universal BRCA Screening

Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who do not have the mutations. A viewpoint published recently in JAMA Oncology by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles questioned...

health-care policy
hematologic malignancies
leukemia
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Study Finds Current Prices of Hematologic Cancer Drugs Are Not Justified

The costs associated with cancer drug prices have risen dramatically over the past 15 years, a trend concerning to many oncologists. In a new analysis, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded that the majority of existing treatments for hematologic cancers are...

issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

ASCO Publishes Conceptual Framework to Assess the Value of New Cancer Treatment Options

In a press conference today, ASCO detailed the contents of the initial version of a conceptual framework for assessing the value of new cancer treatment options based on the treatment’s clinical benefit, side effects, and cost. Other important measures, such as quality of life and...

palliative care
issues in oncology
prostate cancer
issues in oncology
cost of care

Chemotherapy May Be Preferred Option for Some With Advanced Prostate Cancer

In a small clinical trial, scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute found that men with advanced prostate cancer and detection of androgen receptor splice variant-7 (AR-V7) respond to chemotherapy just as well as men who lack the variant. The...

breast cancer
colorectal cancer
health-care policy
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Colorectal Cancer Screening Increase May Reflect Affordable Care Act Provision

Screening for colorectal cancer increased in individuals with a lower socioeconomic status after 2008, perhaps reflecting the Affordable Care Act’s removal of financial barriers to screening, according to a new analysis. The study, by American Cancer Society investigators, was published by...

prostate cancer
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Study Examines Impact of Hospital Volume on Complication Rates in Patients Undergoing Robotic Prostate Surgery

A disincentive for hospitals that have invested in expensive technology for robotic surgery may be jeopardizing prostate cancer patients who seek out the procedure, concluded a study published by Sammon et al in BJU International. The study compared complication rates in hospitals with low...

health-care policy
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Study Finds Price of Cancer Drugs Varies Widely Based on Who’s Paying

Uninsured cancer patients are paying anywhere from 2 to 43 times what Medicare would pay for chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These findings were published by Dusetzina et al in Health Affairs. Major Discrepancies Researchers led...

gynecologic cancers
head and neck cancer
issues in oncology
cost of care

Increasing Number of Boys Vaccinated Against HPV Could Protect More People at the Same Price

Public health programs that devote a portion of their funding to encourage more boys to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV)—rather than merely attempting to raise coverage among girls—may ultimately protect more people for the same price, a study from Duke University...

issues in oncology
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Experts Explore the Reasons Behind the High Cost of Cancer Drugs in America

Increasingly high prices for cancer drugs are affecting patient care, as well as the health-care system overall, in the United States. These findings were published in a special article by Rajkumar and Kantarjian in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. “Americans with cancer pay 50% to 100%...

issues in oncology
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Study Finds U.S. Spends More on Cancer Care but Saves Fewer Lives Than Western Europe

Despite sharp increases in spending on cancer treatment, cancer mortality rates in the United States have decreased only modestly since 1970. Researchers led by Samir Soneji, PhD, of Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice...

lung cancer
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
cost of care

Genetic Screening Deemed Cost-Effective in
Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Multiplexed genetic screening for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements, and subsequent biomarker-guided treatment, is cost-effective compared with standard chemotherapy treatment without any molecular testing in the metastatic...

cost of care

Many Insured Patients Alter Their Lifestyles and Medical Care to Cope With Cancer Treatment Costs

A small nationwide survey finds many insured patients are changing their lifestyle and medical care in the face of treatment-related financial burdens. In fact, more than one-third adopted medical care–altering strategies, with younger and lower-income patients being more likely to alter...

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