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Economic burden of brain metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: costs and implications

Authors: Po-Chung Chan, Marjorie Monteiro Rodrigues, Fiona Mei-Ying Lim, Edward Chow, Sing-Hung Lo

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Brain metastases are prevalent in patients with lung cancer. Up to 30% of the lung cancer patients will develop brain metastases during the course of their disease (1). Additional supportive treatments with or without brain-directed therapies are anticipated and the economic burden is undeniably substantial after the diagnosis (2).

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