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The financial burden of metastatic breast cancer

Wheeler SB et al. Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 32

Key clinical point: Survey results suggest that metastatic breast cancer care is a bigger financial burden for uninsured patients vs insured patients, though the insured have more financial distress related to that care.

Major finding: Overall, 68% of respondents said they worried about cancer-related financial problems, and significantly more insured individuals reported this worry (P less than .001).

Study details: Analysis of survey responses from 1,054 members of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, of whom about 30% were uninsured.

Disclosures: Funding for the project was provided from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change.

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Wheeler SB et al. Quality Care Symposium, Abstract 32

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