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The cost of cancer is projected to reach at least $158 billion (in 2010 dollars) in the year 2020–an increase of 27% from 2010.  If newly developed tools for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up continue to be more expensive, cancer expenditures could be as high as $207 billion.

Mariotto A, Yarbroff K, Shao Y, Feuer E, et al. Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the United States: 2010-2020. JNCI. January 2011; 103(2). http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/01/12/jnci.djq495

Reference

Title
Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the United States: 2010-2020
Publication
JNCI
Publication Date
January 2011
Authors
Mariotto A, Yarbroff K, Shao Y, Feuer E, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 103, Issue 2
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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