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Cancer Costs May Rise 27% by 2020
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The United States will spend at least $158 billion to treat cancer in 2020 – an increase of 27% over 2010, and expensive new tools for diagnoses, treatment, and follow-up could bump the price up to $207 billion, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health.

The NIH projections, published online this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, were based on the most recent data available on cancer incidence, survival, and costs of care.