HICOR is a research institute dedicated to reducing the human and economic burden of cancer for patients, families and society. We develop and apply innovative scientific methods in health economics, clinical and public health research, and data science to enhance value in cancer care and improve outcomes for patients.
HICOR Director Dr. Scott Ramsey and Co-Director Dr. Gary Lyman, both members in the Cancer Prevention Research Program in the Public Health Sciences Division, lead a multidisciplinary team that engages novel partners – patient organizations, oncologists, cancer care delivery systems, industry leaders, public and private insurers and policymakers – to ensure that our results are relevant, timely and actionable in the real world.
“Patients and families are shouldering a higher burden of the cost of care – both increased insurance premiums and higher out of pocket costs – and we know that in cancer, this burden can affect quality of life and cause delays in treatment. HICOR is developing strategies to improve the quality of cancer care while bringing down the costs,” said Lyman.