Tag Archives: cost of care

Study examines end-of-life care for cancer patients

Many in their final days receive costly, aggressive treatments they may not want, according to researchers at the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. In California, Los Angeles County had the … Continue reading 

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Health Law Requires Continued Coverage For Patients In Clinical Trials

When Richard Crusoe was diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer called liposarcoma, the retired firefighter and his family pinned their hopes of slowing the cancer’s advance on … Continue reading 

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Report: Cancer Is The World’s Costliest Disease

 Cancer is the world’s top “economic killer” as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a … Continue reading 

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Cancer Patients Struggling To Afford Care And Pay Bills In Troubled Economy, According To New Poll

A new poll illustrates the difficulty that cancer patients, survivors and their families face in affording needed health care and paying for other basic necessities such as food and heat, … Continue reading 

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Zeltia cancer drug rejected by UK cost agency

NICE says not recommending Yondelis for ovarian cancer Britain’s health watchdog NICE has rejected Zeltia’s (ZEL.MC) drug Yondelis for ovarian cancer, arguing that the Spanish biotech company failed to provide … Continue reading 

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Study: Millions of cancer survivors put off care

Millions of cancer survivors have put off getting medical care because they couldn’t afford it, according to a new study. All together, more than 2 million of 12 million U.S. … Continue reading 

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In Health Law, a Clearer View of Coverage (NYT)

… One of the most publicized aspects of the new health care act is a ban — starting in 2014 — on refusing coverage to people like Mr. DeLorenzo because … Continue reading 

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The Cost Implications of Health Care Reform (NEJM)

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most significant piece of U.S. social policy legislation in almost 50 years. There is little disagreement over the premise … Continue reading 

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Right on trend with all health spending, cancer costs double

The cost of treating cancer has doubled over the past 20 years, but those costs are in line with overall trends in health spending. And while more people are getting … Continue reading 

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The Financial Burden of Cancer

By Brooke Hardison Wang Cancer care cost the American public $104.1 billion in 2006 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – according to NCI’s newly released … Continue reading 

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Gaps in insurance policies make oral drugs too pricey for some cancer patients

When Jere Carpentier learned last year that she had advanced colon cancer — her third malignancy in a dozen years — she worried about spending hours in a clinic tethered … Continue reading 

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Clinicians Believe That at Least Half of Their Patients Have Difficulty Paying for Treatment (NCCN)

Clinicians are in tune with the difficulties cost of care presents for their patients. According to a new NCCN Trends™ Survey, most clinicians believe that at least half of their … Continue reading 

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