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    MTE03 - Clinical Trial Design With Novel Lung Cancer Therapy (Ticketed Session) (ID 813)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Meet the Expert Session
    • Track: Targeted Therapy
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 07:00 - 08:00, Room 105
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      MTE03.01 - Inclusion/Exclusion Updates (CNS Mets, Multiple Prior Cancers, Organ Dysfunction) (ID 11550)

      07:00 - 07:30  |  Presenting Author(s): Peter Michael Ellis

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    P2.15 - Treatment in the Real World - Support, Survivorship, Systems Research (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 964)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P2.15-31 - The Evolution of Costs in the Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in Ontario, Canada Between 1999 to 2014 (ID 13480)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Peter Michael Ellis

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      Background

      Treatment options for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have evolved substantially since the 1990s. Newer agents are more expensive to acquire and administer and the perception is the cost of lung cancer care has increased considerably in the last two decades. We conducted a cost analysis study to evaluate changes in the total cost of NSCLC care over time.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all NSCLC patients diagnosed in Ontario from Apr 1, 1999 to Mar 30, 2014, who received palliative chemotherapy for advanced disease. Variables of interest were extracted from provincial registry data electronically linked by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The use of oral systemic therapy is not universally captured in these databases. The mean total cost of care including, systemic therapy, and supportive care (hospitalizations, physician billings, lab tests, out-patient visits, emergency visits, home care, and most prescription medications), was calculated in 2015 CAD dollars by fiscal year of diagnosis. Regression analysis was used to project costs in years with missing supportive care costs.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Of all NSCLC cases diagnosed in Ontario (n=89,936), 21.6% (n=19,447) received any chemotherapy for advanced disease. In this population, median age ranged from 65 to 69 years, 54.9% were male, 15.4% resided rurally, 45.0% were adenocarcinoma, 58.6% with de novo stage IV disease, and 25.8% received second line chemotherapy. At the time of the data analysis, 6.8% of patients are presumed to be alive.

      The average cost of care per patient treated rose from $85,339 to $102,026. The cost of systemic therapy rose from $3,856 to $12,554. During the same time period, average supportive care costs changed from $84,732 to $93,495. The proportion of total costs of systemic therapy changed from 4.5% to 12.3%. Utilization of palliative chemotherapy in only those with de novo stage IV disease remained stable over time (29.8%).

      Patients who received second line chemotherapy cost 5.9 times that of patients who did not ($11,342 and $1,924 respectively). Costs in the final year of life increased from 61.9% to 68.0% of total lifetime costs from 2003 to 2014.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      The cost of systemic therapy for lung cancer patients is rising disproportionately to that of supportive care. Ongoing analyses are assessing the main drivers of cost of care and model the impact of oral targeted therapies and immunotherapies on the cost of lung cancer care.

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