Articles Tagged ‘healthcare’

Mariotto and Yabroff explain projections for cancer care costs

Statistician Angela Mariotto, Ph.D., and epidemiologist Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., work in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. In this interview from 2011, Mariotto and Yabroff discuss projections for cancer-related medical spending in the year 2020.

The Financial Burden of Cancer

Credit: Rhoda Baer (Photographer), NCI

Cancer care cost the American public $104.1 billion in 2006 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – according to NCI’s newly released Cancer Trends Progress Report-2009/2010 Update. The financial burden of cancer looms even larger, however, when you consider other costs, such as losses in time and economic productivity.