Increasing Cost of Treating Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer & Its Effects on the Payers

The treatment of advanced prostate cancer, and in particular castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), has changed greatly over the last 4 years. Treatment options have expanded and now offer multiple treatment possibilities that did not exist 4 years ago. With the addition of all these new options, so comes the addition of significant economic costs, [...]

How Much Does that Drug Cost? You Have to be Kidding!

How much money is a drug worth and how much money should we be willing to spend for it have been questions that have been increasingly asked by economists, doctors and cancer survivors. Last month in an Op-Ed article three doctors from Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York (Sloane) let the world know [...]

My Response to the New York Times About the Cost of Cancer Treatments

My recent Letter to the Editor of the New York Times in response to the Op-Ed piece decrying the cost of cancer treatments: Your recent editorial about the high cost of cancer drugs missed a number of very significant points which must be considered. Yes, newly developed cancer drugs are expensive, but when treatments like [...]

The High Cost of Prostate Cancer Treatments – How Telling Are the Comments

Today’s New York Times carried a front page article about the high cost of the new prostate cancer treatments. This article seems to be the talk of the town and the talk (based on the comments that have been entered on-line) has been anything but positive. Unfortunately, many of the comments have made with the [...]