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ASCO Aims to Score New Cancer Treatments on Value
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Cancer treatment is expensive. For patients, sometimes cripplingly so. New cancer treatments can cost tens of thousands of dollars per month, out-of-pocket expenses are sky-high, and a recent survey shows that more than one third of patients are worried about bankruptcy.

Whether high costs and novel treatments lead to a better value and what value really means in the context of cancer care, are yet to be determined.