Special Issues

In ovarian epithelial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and primary peritoneal cancer, malignant cells form in the tissue covering the ovary or lining the fallopian tube or peritoneum. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 more than 22,000 women in the United States were estimated to be diagnosed with these cancers and more than 14,000 to die from them.
As the costs associated with cancer care continue to escalate, all key stakeholders—healthcare providers, private and government payers, and patients—strive to balance high-quality cancer care with cost efficiency. As insurance benefit designs continue to shift the cost burden of treatment, more patients with cancer and their families are both psychologically and financially invested in treatment decisions.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer worldwide, estimated to be responsible for nearly 1 in 5 cancer deaths in 2012 (1.59 million deaths, 19.4% of total cancer deaths).1 In the United States, lung cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer, with an estimated 224,390 new cases in 2016, representing the leading cause of cancer death in Americans.2,3
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