Sometimes it’s safer not to comment, and just provide the links. This article in the Lancet, entitled ‘Delivering affordable cancer care in high-income countries’, has caused something of a stir in the press – no surprise, perhaps, given, as an excellent blog post at For Argyll points out, that Professor Karol Sikora is one of its authors. Still, its conclusion – that “we need delivery of fair prices and real value from new technologies” – hardly justifies the furore. But here’re the best reactions. Make up your own mind!
Cancer Care’s “Culture of Excess” [PLoS Blogs]
Cancer Care – We Need Personalisation, not Generalisation [ Ciaran Divane at Huffington Post UK]
Drugs: The doctor’s dilemma [The Independent]
The big C: cancer treatment is increasingly unaffordable [The Telegraph]