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Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries

Published September 26, 2011

Executive summary
The burden of cancer is growing rapidly, and the disease is becoming a major challenge for all developed countries. This is not simply due to an increase in absolute numbers or need for optimised treatments, rather it relates to the unsustainable rate of increase in expenditure on cancer within health-care systems. What are the drivers and solutions to the so-called cancer-cost curve in developed countries? How are we going to afford to deliver high-quality and equitable care? In this Commission and the linked Comments, expert opinion from health-care professionals, policy makers, and cancer survivors has been gathered to address the barriers and solutions to delivering affordable cancer-care in high-income countries.
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