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Cancer 2015-2017 Technical Report 

Date of Publication:
JAN 2017
Associated Project:
Cancer Project 2015-2017
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimated that nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the United States and that almost 700,000 people would die from the disease in 2017. In addition, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has great economic impact on patients, their families, and society. Direct medical costs for cancer in the U.S. were an estimated $88.7 billion in 2011. NQF’s Cancer Standing Committee in 2016 evaluated three newly submitted measures and 15 measures undergoing maintenance review against NQF’s standard evaluation criteria. Thirteen measures were endorsed, two measures received inactive endorsement with reserve status, and the Committee did not endorse three measures.