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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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