04. 11. 2020

The evolving field of cancer therapy poses a real challenge for designing a reimbursement policy that can cope with providing a fair payment of the evidence-based standard of care and with the rapid pace of innovation.  

Within the framework of WP8 Challenges in cancer care, a review of the different reimbursement models for cancer surgery and radiation oncology was carried out. Based on this analysis, a meeting with experts, industry and patient representatives were convened to discuss possible alternatives and options that could deal with the need of a fair reimbursement and support to emerging innovation. This initiative resulted in a set of recommendations to be taken into consideration when developing or updating a reimbursement system for radiation and surgical oncology in order to support and promote a comprehensive perspective, avoid fragmentation, and support valuable innovation.