Financial Toxicity Articles


  • COVID-19, Cancer, and Financial Toxicity.

    When I first started this editorial in early March, I was writing from my usual coffee shop location, and the media was starting to focus on COVID-19. The incidence of the virus was increasing across the world, and the word "pandemic"-although debated passionately at the time-was beginning to gain traction.

    Published April 21, 2020
  • Financial Toxicity: Measuring its height by the Shade it Casts

    Jonas de Souza was one of four speakers in the financial toxicity forum at this years’ Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network meeting. He gave an excellent evidence-based presentation regarding Financial Toxicity and it’s Burden.  
    Published August 19, 2016
  • From the other side: The patient perspective on cancer clinical trials.

    This article provides the patient perspective on cancer clinical trials.

    Urologic oncology. 2018 Feb 07 [Epub ahead of print]

    Rick Bangs, Tony Crispino

    SWOG Patient Advocate Committee and SWOG Bladder Cancer Patient Advocate.

    Published February 22, 2018
  • Intervening Financial Toxicity: What we can do today?

    Financial burden of health care treatment affects patients’ financial well-being, quality of life and access to care. Dr. Zafar’s message included preventing financial toxicity, assessing financial toxicity, and reducing financial toxicity. To prevent we should focus on high value care.
    Published August 22, 2016
  • Living on the Edge: Patients, Financial Toxicity and Proposed Solutions

    Rick Bangs, a bladder cancer survivor celebrating his Neobladder's 10th birthday gave a real and moving talk discussing the reality of financial toxicity in bladder cancer patients. Financial barriers are an increasing concern in cancer care with the development of new cancer therapies, investigations and increasing patient visits.
    Published August 19, 2016