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President's Cancer Panel addresses cost of cancer drugs

Fred Hutch leaders helped shape recommendations that put patients first, promoting value, affordability, innovation

March 12, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

The President's Cancer Panel, an independent advisory group, called for “urgent action” to address rapidly rising prices for cancer drugs and the burden cancer patients and their families face because of the high cost of cancer care.

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‘Close to criminal’

A Fred Hutch researcher speaks out on the human cost of the ‘unfettered, unbridled greed’ within our health care system

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Lyman, as told to Diane Mapes

As an oncologist, I've had patients delay or actually stop treatment because of the high cost. They're stopping and they're dying as a result. That's why I've taken a stand with many of my colleagues around the country to call attention to these pricing issues and how unsustainable and devastating they are to our patients.

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Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

A new Fred Hutch study finds that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are much more likely to die

Jan. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study conducted by Fred Hutch's HICOR group has found that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are more likely to die. We talk to study author Dr. Scott Ramsey.

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Cancer diagnosis puts people at greater risk for bankruptcy

Study led by Fred Hutch health economist Scott Ramsey also shows younger cancer patients are most vulnerable financially

May 20, 2013 | By Dean Forbes

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Hidden cost of cancer survival: More bankruptcies

Scott Ramsey study finds average insolvency rates rise fourfold within five years of cancer diagnosis

June 6, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

An analysis led by Dr. Scott Ramsey of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance linking federal bankruptcy court records to cancer registry data from nearly 232,000 adult cancer cases in western Washington during a 14-year period has found a hidden cost to survival: Insolvency rates increase along with the length of survival.

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