Exploring Biosimilars in the Field of Breast Cancer

Jennifer Litton, MD

Jennifer Litton, MD, associate professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the role of biosimilars in the treatment of breast cancer.

Jennifer Litton, MD, associate professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the role of biosimilars in the treatment of breast cancer.

The cost of cancer treatments has become one of the biggest concerns to oncologists as they treat their patients, Litton says.

It is not ideal to send a patient into debt while they are being treated, and often times oncologists are making their decisions regarding treatment based off cost. Economic toxicity is a major issue in the field of breast cancer, as well as many other cancers, Litton notes.