The Oncology Crsis

October 30, 2014 6:32 PM

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The Oncology Crsis

Cancer care in the United States and around the globe is in crisis. In 2014, the American Society for Clinical Oncology reported that while the demand for cancer care services has doubled, the number of practicing oncologists is likely to increase by only 28 percent in the next decade. The report concludes that nearly 450,000 new cancer patients in the United States are going to face serious obstacles in getting the life-saving care they need.

This is all the more problematic when you take into account the growing aging population that will significantly increase the number of individuals diagnosed and treated for cancer in the coming decades. Modern treatments are able to prolong survival for many patients, making cancer a chronic illnes...

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