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Why Should Business Leaders Care About Cancer?

THE AGING POPULATION:

  • 30%  increase in cancer survivors by 2022
  • 45%  increase in cancer incidence by 2030

RISING COST OF CANCER CARE:

  • $72 billion in 2004            
  • $125 billion in 2010
  • $173 billion anticipated by 2020 (39% increase)

COMPLEXITY OF CANCER CARE

  • Limitations in the tools for improving quality

Institute of Medicine Report:
Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis