ASCO’s Value Framework

ASCO Develops New Framework to Evaluate the Value of Cancer Therapies

Laura Morgan

July 2015, Vol 6, No 6 - ASCO’s Value Framework

Cancer care is one of the fastest growing components of US healthcare costs and is estimated to reach $158 billion by 2020. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Value in Cancer Care Task Force attributes the rising cost of cancer care to several factors, including the overall aging of the population, the introduction of costly new drugs and innovative surgery and radiation techniques, and the adoption of more expensive diagnostic tests. [ Read More ]