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Boom in Oncology Research Raises Concerns About Costs

By Peter Winter
Editor

Monday, August 6, 2012

According to the American Cancer Society an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases and 577,190 deaths from cancer are projected to occur in the U.S. in 2012. It is not surprising then that recent studies have found that there are more ongoing clinical trials focusing on cancer indications than any other disease. However, costs are rising in cancer treatment, putting tremendous strains on the health care system.

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