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Paying for Cancer Treatment

Locate medical experts and find information on insurance coverage and financial assistance for risk management, treatment and follow up care.

Cancer treatment within clinical trials

For people diagnosed with cancer, some treatment studies cover the cost for medical services as part of the study.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires health plans to pay the routine care costs of patients who participate in clinical trials for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Routine costs include services that your insurance company would pay for even if you were not in a clinical trial.

Some targeted therapy studies, such as PARP inhibitor studies, cover the cost of care for cancer patients who qualify for the study. You can view the studies that are enrolling cancer patients on our Featured Research Page or by searching our HBOC Research Search Tool and putting the word PARP in the search field. 

The Lazarex Cancer Foundation helps patients in cancer clinical trials pay for the costs associated with participating in a clinical trial, including:

  • Transportation (airfare, gas, rental cars, taxi fare, parking/tolls)
  • Lodging (short- and long-term housing)

Updated 05/18/17

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