Cover: Wrestling with the High Price of Cancer Care

Wrestling with the High Price of Cancer Care

Should We Control Costs By Individuals' Ability to Pay or Society's Willingness to Pay?

Published In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, v. 28, no. 20, Editorial, July 10, 2010, p. 3212-3214

by Jennifer Malin

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Abstract

Rising costs of cancer treatment raise questions about how to ensure that patients receive access to the best therapy that is a "good value" - both from the perspective of the patient and all who pay for health care (i.e., through taxes, insurance).

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