Cancer-Care Costs Could Hit $207 Billion in 2020: NCI Study

January 13, 2011

The Wall Street Journal

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have new estimates of U.S. cancer-cost growth over the next decade, and they paint a financially scary picture.

A study published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute estimates that medical spending on cancer hit about $125 billion last year. (The projections were based on cost data from 2006.) Assuming no changes to cancer trends except that there will be more people with the disease due to the aging population, costs will jump 27% to $158 billion in 2020... Read More