Three Ways to Make Cancer Care More Affordable

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In the February 14 issue of the Lancet Oncology, doctors Ronan J. Kelly and Thomas J. Smith of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore suggest that costs can be contained without increasing risk to patients.

Recommendations include better decision-making and end-of-life care planning, such as using palliative care sooner in the disease process, transitioning to hospice and having earlier talks with patients about chemotherapy. 

National Geographic Daily News reporter Cathy Newman spoke with Dr. Smith. Read the interview online.