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Can Rx monopolies be tamed?

Why prescription drugs cost twice as much in U.S. versus other advanced nations ― and what might be done about it

Aug. 23, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study blames “government-protected monopolies” granted to drug makers for fueling the surge in prescription prices ― a trend that’s hitting American patients hardest of all.

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Collaborating to boost value-based care

HICOR hammers out solutions, addresses hard questions on cost and cancer care at third annual summit

April 6, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients, providers and health economists joined forces last Friday in Seattle to improve patient outcomes during HICOR's third annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. Read our coverage.

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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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Researching your cancer online: dive in or steer clear?

Some patients feel control over disease by scouring Web; others stoke hope by staying off Internet

Feb. 10, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Hard truths or happy answers live at the fingertips of most cancer patients and survivors – typical treatment miseries, prognosis odds, recurrence risks. To dig or not to dig: that is the question. And if you opt to shovel online, where do you hunt? How deep do you go?

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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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Why 1 in 5 cancer clinical trials fizzle

20 percent of studies don’t draw enough participants, new report shows

Dec. 29, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Clinical trials are the scientific soul of cancer-cure advances, but nearly 20 percent of these publicly funded studies fail to draw enough patients to render verdicts on experimental therapies, investigators reported Tuesday.

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