Cost drivers of cancer care: A retrospective analysis of Medicare and commercially insured population claim data 2004-2014

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By Bruce S. Pyenson, Kathryn V. Fitch, Pamela M. Pelizzari | 14 April 2016

The number of Americans with a history of cancer is projected to be 18.1 million in 2020. The increase in people living with cancer and the introduction of new therapies are associated with a rise in cancer costs. This report identifies trends in the overall and component costs of cancer care, creates comparisons to cost trends in the non-cancer population, and identifies several drivers influencing the rising cost of cancer care.

This report was commissioned by the Community Oncology Alliance.