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Recent Results in Cancer Research

Regulatory and Economic Aspects in Oncology

Editors: Walter, Evelyn (Ed.)

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  • Addresses key issues relating to the increasing expenditure on new targeted cancer therapies
  • Discusses the evaluation of benefits, harms, and costs
  • Examines drug pricing and drug price regulation in different countries
  • Explores the changing landscape in marketing authorization and its regulation
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This book explores topics of importance to all who have an interest in economic methods for assessment of the efficacy and effectiveness of new cancer treatments and in regulatory measures relating to their marketing authorization and pricing. Targeted therapies and modern immunotherapy are placing a substantial strain on health care budgets. Regulation and economic methods to assess the parameters for establishing efficacy and effectiveness are therefore of prime importance. Payer authorities have to determine whether the use of these novel therapies yields clinical benefits that justify their increasing cost. In the simplest terms, cost-effectiveness analyses quantify the ratio between the extent to which an intervention raises healthcare costs and the extent to which it improves health outcomes. Rigorous cost-effectiveness analyses translate all health outcomes into quality-adjusted life years. On the other hand, in order to sustain innovation, price regulations must be coupled with efforts to ensure that drug companies are still able to recoup their investments in high-risk and high-costs research programs. Ultimately, decisions regarding health care expenditures are also a question of society’s willingness to pay.


About the authors

Dr. Evelyn Walter has been head (and co-founder) of the Institute of Pharmaeconomic Research (IPF) in Vienna since 2003. The IPF’s main areas include health economic evaluation, modeling, and expert advice on reimbursement decisions, pharmaceutical pricing and distribution. She first studied Mathematics at Vienna University of Technology, before switching to the Vienna University of Economic Sciences, where she completed a Master’s and a doctorate in Economics. She has authored or co-authored some 60 publications, chiefly in refereed journals, and serves as a reviewer for several health economics journals. In Austria, she initiated the “Guidelines for Health Evaluation.” She is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the “System of Health Accounts” at Statistic Austria. As a member of ISPOR (the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and outcome Research) she co-chaired the 17th and 18th Annual European Congresses. Dr. Walter is a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Burgenland, where she teaches courses on Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment and Pharma Management. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction and Overview

    Walter, Evelyn

    Pages 1-5

  • Cost of Cancer: Healthcare Expenditures and Economic Impact

    Jönsson, Bengt

    Pages 7-23

  • Oncology from an HTA and Health Economic Perspective

    Francois, Clement (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Heterogeneous Recommendations for Oncology Products Among Different HTA Systems: A Comparative Assessment

    Jarosławski, Szymon (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncology, Beyond Randomized Controlled Trials

    Toumi, Mondher (et al.)

    Pages 57-65

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01207-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01206-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulatory and Economic Aspects in Oncology
Editors
  • Evelyn Walter
Series Title
Recent Results in Cancer Research
Series Volume
213
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01207-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01207-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01206-9
Series ISSN
0080-0015
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 205
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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