Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Estimated Number of Cancer Survivors in the United States From 1975 to 2012

Mariotto, A, K Yabroff, Y Shao, E Feuer, and M Brown. Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S.: 2010-2020. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011; 103(2): 117-28. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/2/117

Reference

Title
Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S.: 2010-2020
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Mariotto, A, K Yabroff, Y Shao, E Feuer, and M Brown
Volume & Issue
Volume 103, Issue 2
Pages
117-28
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Investments in cancer research and development between 1998 and 2000 has generated 23 million additional healthy years of life and $1.9 trillion of additional social value.  
  • Investments in cancer care generated $598 billion of additional value for cancer patients diagnosed between 1983 and 1999.  
  • Surgical biopsy for lumps in the breast was found by one study to cost 2 1/2 to 3 times more than image-guided core-needle biopsy ($698 versus $243).  
  • If the 1 million surgical breast biopsies performed annually were instead performed using image-guided needle core biopsy, the total savings could be $1.6 billion a year.  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a medicine currently in development may delay the worsening of liver cancer. The medicine is an oral signal transduction inhibitor…