What is the cost of lung cancer in Germany?

Neuherberg, October 1, 2015. With more than 50,000 newly diagnosed cases each year, lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Germany. As yet, however, very few statistics are available on the care situation of lung cancer sufferers and the associated costs. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now analyzed comprehensive health insurance data in order to discover the cost of the disease and which treatment has the best prognosis. Their findings have been published in the medical journal Lung Cancer. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)