Special Issues


February 2017, Vol 8, No 1, Supplement 1: Balancing Innovation and Value in Cancer Care: Spotlight on Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Balancing Innovation and Value in Cancer Care: Spotlight on Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung Cancer

The rising cost of healthcare, including cancer care, is an established trend in the United States. In 2015, Americans spent $3.2 trillion (nearly $10,000 per person) on healthcare, including hospital inpatient and outpatient care, physicians’ services, and prescription drugs. The National Cancer Institute estimates that by 2020, the annual cost of healthcare for Americans with cancer will reach $156 billion; based on current trends, this means that cancer care will represent approximately 20% of the country’s annual healthcare expenditures. [ Read More ]