Published March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology publishes its annual State of Cancer Care in America report with the goal of increasing awareness among policymakers and the larger cancer community about current opportunities and challenges in the delivery of high-quality cancer care in the United States and of emerging issues. The report provides a comprehensive look at demographic, economic, and oncology practice trends that will affect cancer care in the United States each year.
More than 15.5 million cancer survivors lived in the United States in 2016, and 1.7 million new diagnoses were made. The impact of the disease is much broader than its effects on patients with cancer: Friends and family members are also deeply affected. Many individuals are caregivers and provide social support to patients with cancer, and the financial burden of cancer treatment can affect all aspects of family life. In addition, the general population is concerned about inherited and environmental cancer risks and detection, with many people participating in screening and prevention programs. Read more in the 2017 State of Cancer Care in America report or view the following:
- Report At-a-Glance Infographic
- ASCO Connection Article U.S. Cancer Care System Poised for Transformation but Challenges Loom Large