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As Cancer Treatment Costs Soar, Young People Pay the Most

Led by a Portland-based researcher, a new study digs into the cost of care across different cancers and populations.

The rising cost of cancer care, with new drugs priced at $100,000 or more a year, worries policymakers and analysts concerned about the high healthcare bill in the United States.

Writing Your Way Through Cancer

Earth, wind, sky, clouds, rocks
Have me,
If you will.
This body — no longer young
Not quite old.
From the Earth we come, (capital E)
To the Earth we’ll return.

When Lynn Scozzari wrote the beginning lines of that poem, “The Offering,” in 2013, she was staring at a photo of a naked woman seated on a rock, her arms thrust open to a valley below. Scozzari herself was in a conference room of the cancer center at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., seated at a table stocked with coffee and tissues.

White House Moonshot Initiative Gives Hope to Cancer Survivors

The future for those who suffer from rare cancers like mesothelioma, is brighter than ever.

OPINION -- Earlier this year, the White House announced its plan to introduce the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a program that will allow the nation’s top researchers and experts in the field to find a cure for cancer by the year 2020.

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