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Health Services and Economics
Areas of Research:
The Health Services and Economics Branch supports several activities related to
the economics of cancer. These include developing data resources and methods to produce
estimates of the Economic Burden of Cancer, developing detailed estimates of and
determinants of The Cost of Cancer Care, and estimating The Cost of Cancer Care in Clinical
Data resources that can be used to support studies in these areas include the
SEER-Medicare Linked Database and the HMO Cancer Research Network.
We support several Funding Opportunities that facilitate studies in the
area of economics and cancer.
Our bibliography of
publications on the economics of cancer
includes articles describing the
results of studies on the economic burden of cancer and the cost of cancer treatment. Our bibliography of
publications on research methodology includes articles that consider methodological issues in
economic measurement and cost-effectiveness evaluation.
Summary data on the economic burden of cancer and the cost of cancer treatment is
available in NCI's
Cancer Trends Progress Report.