Medical News & Perspectives
May 7, 2014

Cancer Care Shows Signs of Strain as Patients Live Longer

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JAMA. 2014;311(17):1720-1721. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.3683

The leaders of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) have looked into the future of US cancer care, and they don’t like what they see.

To change that vision, ASCO has published a report describing cancer care in 2014 and the expected socioeconomic issues oncologists face in the next 7 to 16 years. The report also highlights areas of concern that, if addressed in the next few years, should ease the anticipated burdens (

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