Navigating the High Cost of Cancer Treatments

Jorge Cortes, MD

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Dr. Jorge Cortes addresses the difficulties patients have in dealing with the high cost of cancer treatments and calls for an effort to make these drugs more affordable. He asserts that physicians should try to help by understanding the needs of their patients, educating them, and involving their social workers and pharmacies.
March 31, 2015

Integrating Cost into Treatment

According to Alexander Bastian, it’s very difficult to determine how to integrate cost into the equation of cancer care. He explains that cost should be considered early on and uses Dr. Zafar’s term of financial toxicity, meaning the burden of cost can be as bad or worse than a physical [ Read More ]

July 13, 2021

NTRK Gene Fusion Enrichment in Patient Subpopulations

Dr Ezra Cohen of UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, and Dr Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla of the Comprehensive Care and Research Center, Philadelphia, PA, identify specific subpopulations of patients in which NTRK gene fusions may be commonly uncovered.