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Cancer patient getting treatment Emerging therapies for cancer not only promise greater survival rates, but also potentially less costs as they require far less time to do their job, according to the report. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Considering that more than a third of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, and injectable drugs for cancer are among the most expensive partly due to lengthy treatments, it’s no surprise that cancer continues to be the costliest stop-loss claim for self-insured employers, according to the 2019 Sun Life Stop-Loss Research Report: High-cost claims and injectable drug trends.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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