Is America better at treating cancer than Europe? – Vox

Studies show that survival rates for major cancers are better in America than they are in other developed nations. A 2012 study led by the University of Chicago’s Tomas Philipson, for instance, concluded that cancer patients diagnosed between 1995 and 1999 lived  an average of 11.1 years after diagnosis in the United States, but only 9.3 years after diagnosis in Europe. America, in other words, is getting something for all that extra spending.

via Is America better at treating cancer than Europe? – Vox.

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