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RIGHT PRICE HOLDS KEY TO BATTLE AGAINST CANCER

By Wang Xiaodong | China Daily | Updated: 2018-07-23 07:46

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For Zhi Xiuyi, a professor specializing in lung cancer at Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, in Beijing, what matters most for patients' survival is not only the effectiveness of the drugs available, but their prices.

"Such drugs are usually very expensive, and I have seen patients having to sell their houses or farmland for treatment," said Zhi, who has worked as a surgeon for more than 30 years. "In some cases, patients from impoverished regions, such as parts of Yunnan province, may just give up treatment."

RIGHT PRICE HOLDS KEY TO BATTLE AGAINST CANCER

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