Cost of Treatments Tops Survey of Oncologists' Concerns

Ellie Leick
Published: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Jennie Crews, MD

Jennie Crews, MD

Concern over the cost of cancer drugs nearly doubled among oncology professionals from 2015 to 2016, jumping from 45% to 83%, according to the annual Trends in Cancer Programs survey administered by the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). The annual survey, taken by practice administrators (48%), nurses (29%), medical directors (6%), and pharmacists (17%), focuses on challenges and trends in oncology practice. Representatives of 166 cancer programs responded, or 24% of ACCC membership.
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