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Changing Physician Incentives For Cancer Care To Reward Better Patient Outcomes Instead Of Use Of More Costly Drugs

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    • Costs for cancer therapy, which reached $104 billion in 2006, are now projected to rise to $173 billion in 2020.  
    • Between 1990 and 2007 the overall death rates from cancer declined 22% for men and 14% for women.  
    • Chemotherapy drugs now target specific genomic abnormalities, about 150 effective drugs are available for cancer therapy, and new surgical techniques minimize negative consequences while producing better results.