Patients with cancer receiving radiation therapy who have a previous psychiatric diagnosis have 208% higher follow-up emergency department costs than patients without a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis.
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who took a reduced therapy dose had a lower cumulative pill cost and were less likely to discontinue treatment due to toxicities.
Researchers compared the relationship between randomized controlled clinical trial efficacy data and real-world effectiveness for oncology therapies.
Recent research suggests that 73% of patients with cancer do not discuss the cost of care with their care team.
Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a pharmacist who specializes in cancer therapy, researchers say.