How best to tell folks with the right to know? My patients are well above average in our economic totem pole, yet only 2/3 of them can afford the costs of plain old FOLFOX6 chemo. I wonder what its like to be told that one's disease is back yet again, to know that there's a new fast-tracked targeted therapy for slowing it down, & then to agonize over whether one should sell more stocks or the children's future to avail of it.
To the Powers-that-be… Never mind the MAbs for now. Maybe just a national information & screening program that actually works.