Session 3 starts with the valid points concerning lack of research in the field of cancer care: lack of money, manpower, and time, leading to very little research. Next point brought forward was public-private partnership leading to the reduction of cancer burden with the last speaker talking about a new model to provide highly subsidized cancer care to all. In conclusion, it was surmised that political will is required to ensure that research is incentivized and done, while public-private participation can reduce the cost of cancer care and research needs to focus more on screening techniques and early diagnosis techniques.
Session 1 brought forth various points and recommendations that could make cancer care affordable. We went from insurance concerns, policy changes, early detection, screening, to banning tobacco. We found out that nearly 70% of our cancer burden could be preventable. Finally, we concluded that insurance and banning tobacco could lead to decrease in cost and burden of cancer care.