Accession Number : ADA188836

Title :   Cancer Treatment 1975-85: The Use of Breakthrough Treatments for Seven Types of Cancer.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DI V

PDF Url : ADA188836

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : One reason often given for why cancer survival rates have not improved dramatically in recent years is that many patients do not receive state-of-the-art therapies. The view that the latest therapies are not widely applied has been expressed by many experts in cancer-patient treatment. This briefing report is a preliminary study focusing on the issue of the percentage of patients who were clinically eligible to receive breakthrough treatments but did not. The report contains seven sections, each of which examines the usage patterns for a specific breakthrough.

Descriptors :   *CANCER, *THERAPY, *HEALTH SURVEYS, RATES, STATE OF THE ART, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), MEDICAL SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH, PATIENTS, CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIOTHERAPY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE