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In Advanced NSCLC, Forgoing Treatment Leads to Increased Health Care Utilization
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In Advanced NSCLC, Forgoing Treatment Leads to Increased Health Care Utilization

A new report underscores how treatment decisions for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) affect patients’ health care utilization and costs.A notable percentage of people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) go untreated for their cancers, and those patients tend to require more inpatient and emergency department visits than people who receive cancer treatment, according to a new report.The findings, which were presented recently at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus 2022 conference, offer new insights into the economic impacts of NSCLC treatment decisions.Julie Vanderpoel, PharmD, MPA, of Janssen Scientific Affairs, and colleagues, noted that NSCLC represents up to 85% of all lung cancer cases. While therapies such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have long b...