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Cancer Care Shows Signs of Strain as Patients Live Longer

Cancer Care Shows Signs of Strain as Patients Live Longer News & Analysis Mike Mitka, MSJ he leaders of the American Society of strain the supply of oncologists, means in- forgo medical care, including cancer screen- Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have dividuals are living longer and avoiding other ing,becauseofcost.Thereportalsosaidnewly T looked into the future of US cancer causes of death, such as cardiovascular dis- approved drugs, sometimes costing more care, and they don’t like what they see. ease,thecurrentnumberonekiller.Thesoar- than$100 000foracourseoftreatmentand To change that vision, ASCO has pub- ing cancer care costs reflect, in part, an ever- often used in combination therapy, are cost- lishedareportdescribingcancercarein2014 growing population of cancer survivors prohibitiveformanypatients,eventhosewith and the expected socioeconomic issues on- (increasingfrom13millionin2014to18.5mil- health insurance. cologists face in the next 7 to 16 years. The lion in 2025) and the development of new The current oncology workforce also report also highlights areas of concern that, (and costly) drugs that extend life, if not help needs some reconfiguring or incorporation if addressed in the next few years, should cure a particular cancer. of innovative ideas so cancer care can be de- ease the anticipated burdens (http://tinyurl The impetus for the report, said Clif- livered where patients live, the report said. .com/lar8y2n). ford A. Hudis, MD, ASCO president http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Cancer Care Shows Signs of Strain as Patients Live Longer

JAMA , Volume 311 (17) – May 7, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2014.3683
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24794350
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Abstract

News & Analysis Mike Mitka, MSJ he leaders of the American Society of strain the supply of oncologists, means in- forgo medical care, including cancer screen- Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have dividuals are living longer and avoiding other ing,becauseofcost.Thereportalsosaidnewly T looked into the future of US cancer causes of death, such as cardiovascular dis- approved drugs, sometimes costing more care, and they don’t like what they see. ease,thecurrentnumberonekiller.Thesoar- than$100 000foracourseoftreatmentand To change that vision, ASCO has pub- ing cancer care costs reflect, in part, an ever- often used in combination therapy, are cost- lishedareportdescribingcancercarein2014 growing population of cancer survivors prohibitiveformanypatients,eventhosewith and the expected socioeconomic issues on- (increasingfrom13millionin2014to18.5mil- health insurance. cologists face in the next 7 to 16 years. The lion in 2025) and the development of new The current oncology workforce also report also highlights areas of concern that, (and costly) drugs that extend life, if not help needs some reconfiguring or incorporation if addressed in the next few years, should cure a particular cancer. of innovative ideas so cancer care can be de- ease the anticipated burdens (http://tinyurl The impetus for the report, said Clif- livered where patients live, the report said. .com/lar8y2n). ford A. Hudis, MD, ASCO president

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 7, 2014

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