August 10, 2017
How she got from there to here is a story about how health care and money are intertwined in ways that doctors and patients don’t like to talk about.
But Chino is determined to do so.
“I think of him every day,” Chino says of her late husband, Andrew Ladd. “It drives me to do the type of research that I do — that’s looking at the financial toxicity of cancer care.”
Chino is co-author of a research letter, published Thursday in JAMA Oncology, that shows that some cancer patients, even with insurance, spend about a third of their household income on out-of-pocket health care costs outside of insurance premiums.
It’s an issue Chino knows well.
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