Blood Journal
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Price of drugs for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), reflection of the unsustainable cancer drug prices: perspective of CML Experts

  1. Experts in chronic myeloid leukemia*
  1. 1 *
  1. * Corresponding author; email: hkantarj{at}mdanderson.org

Abstract

As a group of more than 100 experts in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), we draw attention to the high prices of cancer drugs, with the particular focus on the prices of approved tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of CML. This editorial addresses the multiple factors involved in cancer drug pricing, their impact on individual patients and healthcare policies, and argues for the need to lower the prices of cancer drugs to allow more patients to afford them and to maintain sound long-term healthcare policies.

  • Submitted March 12, 2013.
  • Accepted March 27, 2013.