Monday, July 18, 2011

More about balancing business, humanity, and restraint in cancer care

For reasons of space, my Kaiser Health News column this morning couldn't include one section, which notes that oncology has become an ecosystem of multi-billion-dollar public, private, and nonprofit ventures in pharmaceutical development, imaging, acute care, and more. This ecosystem draws upon and then reinforces broader cultural biases that promote overly aggressive approaches to diagnosis and care. I wanted to add some more discussion, and one revealing advertising table. More here

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