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Drugs like bevacizumab- designed to impede the growth of blood vessels and tumors- can cost more than $100,000 per patient. 

Ubel P, Berry S, Nadler E, Bell C, et al. In a Survey, Marked Inconsistency in How Oncologists Judged Value of High-Cost Cancer Drugs in Relation to Gains in Survival. Health Aff. 2012; 31(4): 709-717. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/4/709.abstract

Reference

Title
In a Survey, Marked Inconsistency in How Oncologists Judged Value of High-Cost Cancer Drugs in Relation to Gains in Survival
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Ubel P, Berry S, Nadler E, Bell C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages
709-717
URL
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