Silver Book Fact

Between 2008 and 2010, use of colonoscopy for the treatment and prevention of colon cancer saved an average of $150,364 each year, per person affected.

Health Savings: Medical technology and the economic burden of disease. http://assets1b.milkeninstitute.org/assets/Publication/ResearchReport/PDF/HealthySavings.pdf. Published 2014

Reference

Title
Health Savings: Medical technology and the economic burden of disease
Publisher
Milken Institute
Publication Date
Published 2014
Authors
Chatterjee, A, J King, S Kubendran, and R DeVol
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • Approximately one third of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will opt for surgical treatment.  
  • Investments in research since the 1970s have generated $1.9 trillion of value to society overall.  
  • Thousands of potential cancer medicines in development
     
  • Mortality rates for colorectal cancer have declined over the past 2 decades and have had a steeper decline in the most recent time period (1.8% per year from 1985-2002 compared…  
  • “If you had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 1999, chances were that you would not be alive today. Just 3 out of 10 patients survived for…