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Speak Out About Rising Cancer Drug Prices, Group of Oncology Experts Urges
August 04, 2015
If you’re a patient with cancer or an advocate for that community and you have thoughts on the rising costs of treatment, it’s time to make your voice heard. That’s the opinion of 118 well-known cancer experts who have come together to spotlight the issue.

In a July 23 commentary published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the oncology experts supported a patient-driven online petition asking Congress to give the government, patients and other stakeholders more power when it comes to negotiating prices for cancer drugs. The petition can be found on Change.org at http://chn.ge/1DCWT1M.

“A cancer patient–based grassroots movement that advocates against the high price of cancer drugs can accomplish a great deal,” wrote the experts in the commentary, which outlines ...

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