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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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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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'Financial toxicity' of cancer

New reports point to skyrocketing drug costs, increasing patient burden

May 7, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Recently approved oncology treatments now run about $10,000 a month in the U.S., up from an average cost of $5,000 a month ten years ago, according to a new report.

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High health care costs tackled at first Value in Cancer Care Summit

HICOR brings together oncologists, private insurers to talk about ways to reduce financial toll on patients and payers

Jan. 24, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

More than 70 stakeholders from the world of cancer care met Friday to discuss ways to reduce the burden of cancer costs, a quandary currently being tackled by the newly formed Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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