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Increase in Cancer Imaging Illustrates Need for Evidence-Based Care
Date:5/13/2010

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in America. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.5 million new cancer cases are expected this year, accounting for an estimated $93.2 billion in direct medical expenditures.(3) Cancer-related expenditures are expected to grow faster than any other area of healthcare.(4) Utilization of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and advanced imaging is expected to grow 33 percent, 45 percent and 59 percent respectively over the next 10 years(5) while spending on cancer medications continues to increase by an estimated 14 percent annually.(6)

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(1)  Cancer Imaging Tests Increase More Than 30% Each Year in Study, Bloomberg, Apri
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