Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/10/2013 11:22 AM

Report finds aging U.S. faces crisis in cancer care

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A new report says the United States is facing a crisis in cancer care in a time of aging baby boomers, complex new treatments and rising costs.

Scientists know more than ever about how to battle cancer, with innovative treatments to target tumors. Yet the Institute of Medicine says too often, treatment choices aren't based on good evidence, and ensuring quality may get more difficult.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Older adults account for most of the 1.6 million new cases of cancer each year, a number growing as the population ages. The report found it's hard for doctors to keep up with new and costly therapies.

It recommends more patient involvement in choosing care, tools to help doctors speed the latest knowledge into practice and more research into the best ways to treat seniors.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here