Cancer Treatments: Devil or Deliverer?

In December 2014, the CBS video news magazine 60 Minutes presented a story about fighting cancer. They spotlighted Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, an innovator who has invested billions of his own fortune into the research and development of new protocols and drugs to beat the disease. Shiong is so confident there is a pathway to a cancer cure that he predicted today’s current treatments of radiation and chemotherapy would be considered “barbaric” in the not to distant future.

“ The truth of the matter, we treat cancer today, we guess,” said Shiong. “We take what we call the average results, put it in you, see if it works. If it doesn’t work, oops, we’ll try another drug. If it does work, we stop the drug. When you look back 10 years from now, it’s almost barbaric”

On October, 2014, a second 60 Minutes story also exposed the exhorbitant price of conventional cancer drugs as the one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in the country.

“We’re starting to see the term ‘financial toxicity’ being used in the [cancer] literature,” said Dr. Leonard Saltz, gastrointestinal oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering. “Individual patients going into bankruptcy trying to deal with these prices.”

With new conventional drugs priced at well over $100,000 a year, Saltz worries that patients’ fear and anxiety are being taken advantage of. Dr. Peter Bach, Sloan Kettering’s in-house expert on cancer drug prices, also said that private practice oncologists get six percent commission from these drugs. They buy them wholesale from the pharmaceutical companies and sell them retail to their patientes.

“What that does is create a very substantial incentive to use a more expensive drug, because if you’re getting six percent of $10, that’s nothing, “Saltz said. “If you’re getting six percent of $10,000 that starts to add up. Now you have a real conflict of interest.”

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