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Cancer Doesn't Come Cheap

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An NIH study projects that, in 2020, cancer care will cost at least $158 billion, in 2010 dollars — a 27 percent increase over what it cost to diagnose and treat the disease in 2010. In an analysis published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, NCI researchers say that if the tools being developed for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up continue to be more expensive, the projected cost could reach $207 billion. The researchers say that there is a likelihood that cancer care costs will increase as new technologies and treatments — which also raise survival rates — are developed.

The Scan

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.

Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances.

New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines.

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.