Reaction to “How Much Is Life Worth” for cancer patients

20 August 2009 Filed under Cancer, Healthcare Reform, Prostate Cancer Posted by » Comments Off

Ought doctors to take drug costs into account when they advice advanced cancer patients? Peter Bach at Memorial Sloan Kettering reacts in this phone interview to a cost-conscious commentary “How Much is Life Worth?” in JNCI (Journal of the National Institute).

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The article discussed is How Much Is Life Worth: Cetuximab, Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer, and the $440 Billion Question by Tito Fojo, Christine Grady, appeared June 29 2009.

This interview is a JNCI podcast.

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