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Patients bear brunt as cancer care spending hits $90 billion

USA Today, March 17, 2010
The cost of cancer treatment is skyrocketing both for individual patients and the nation, a new analysis shows. From 1990 to 2008, spending on cancer care soared to more than $90 billion from $27 billion. The increase was driven by the rising costs of sophisticated new drugs, robotic surgeries, and radiation techniques, as well as the growing number of patients who are eligible to take them, the analysis found.