A framework for cancer health economics research

Michael T. Halpern, Ya Chen Tina Shih, K. Robin Yabroff, Donatus U. Ekwueme, Cathy J. Bradley, Amy J. Davidoff, Lindsay M. Sabik, Joseph Lipscomb

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Lay Summary: Cancer has substantial economic impacts for patients, their families and/or caregivers, employers, and the health care system. However, there is only limited understanding of how economic issues can affect access to cancer care services and the receipt of high-quality cancer care. Health economics research in cancer is particularly timely due to the large and increasing number of patients with cancer and cancer survivors, but there are many factors that may create barriers to performing cancer health economics research. This commentary has identified important topics and questions in cancer health economics research and will assist in the development of this critical field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)994-996
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • cost and cost analysis
  • economics
  • medical
  • neoplasms
  • policy making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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