Why Oncology Can Be a Tough Sell in Maine

Mike Hennessy
Published: Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Mike Hennessy
OncLive Chairman,
Mike Hennessy
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy may soon hit the market, and numerous cancer care centers are poised to offer this for what may be the first FDA-approved indication: relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The promise of CAR T cells along with the potentially severe adverse events (AEs) have been well documented. One of those AEs may be financial toxicity. Consider a potential price tag as high as 0,000! Advocates argue that the ability to give the gift of a cancer-free life to a child or young adult may well be worth the money.
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