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November 29, 2015

Cancer Care

Medical Math: Mathematicians doing cancer research

In a few years, a mathematician may be part of every medical team that treats a cancer patient.

Amy Keller | 5/6/2013

Costs and Cases on the Rise

Projected Costs of Cancer Care
State 2010 (in billions) 2020 (in billions) Change
California $15.5 $28.3 82%
$12.7 $24.9 96%
Texas $10.5 $19.6 87%
New York $10.8 $17.4 62%

A recent study by researchers at RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that cancer-related medical costs will double in some states in fewer than eight years. By 2020, Florida is forecast to have 353,000 residents undergoing treatment for cancer — the largest projected increase among all states. Florida ranks second for projected costs of treating those patients

Estimated Cancer Deaths
in Florida (2011)
Lung/bronchus 11,460
Colon/rectum 3,370
Breast 2,690
Prostate 2,160
Pancreas 2,610
Leukemia 1,570
Non-hodgkin lymphoma 1,310
Liver 1,410
Ovary 1,020
Brain/nervous system 790
All 40,980
New Cancer Cases
in Florida (2011)
Lung/bronchus 17,150
Breast 15,330
Prostate 16,780
Colon/rectum 10,180
Urinary bladder 5,490
Melanoma (skin) 5,260
Non-hodgkin lymphoma 4,720
Leukemia 3,440
Uterine corpus 2,960
Uterine cervix 900
All 113,400


Tags: Healthcare, Research & Development, Cancer Care

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