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The Price Tag on Progress — Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

During the past decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved five new drugs for metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Originally published on 07/22/2014 in New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Deborah Schrag of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute notes that the prices for colorectal cancer treatments are rising faster than their improvements in effectiveness and argues for a restructuring of the policies that have allowed this unchecked escalation.

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