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Surviving cancer without going broke

HICOR’s Value in Cancer Care Summit tackles skyrocketing costs, financial toxicity, balancing cost with the right care and more

April 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

About 200 patients, payers, providers and policymakers gathered with Fred Hutch researchers April 7 to discuss ways to bump value and bring down costs of cancer care. The day-long event marked the fourth Value in Cancer Care Summit, sponsored by the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research.

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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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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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Patients treated at cancer centers live longer: study

Finding of survival-rate differences between cancer hubs and community hospitals spurs call to ‘figure out the gaps’

Nov. 6, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients treated at one of 11 specialized cancer centers had higher survival rates compared to cancer patients treated at community hospitals, a study found.

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