USE CASE: Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment Costs in Colorado

Susan G. Komen Colorado (Komen Colorado) is an affiliate of the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation, a non-profit working to find a cure for breast cancer. They serve 22 counties and 73 percent of the state’s population, advocating for those with breast cancer and funding non-profits devoted screening and research. 

Project Summary:  With this project, Komen Colorado is analyzing breast cancer screening and treatments costs as many individuals have identified high prices as major barriers to care. Additionally, they are investigating geographic variation in breast cancer related expenses.

Benefit to Colorado:  The findings of Komen’s analysis will allow the organization to focus their advocacy efforts around cost and efficacy for breast cancer care and help Coloradans understand costs of breast cancer screening and treatment across the state, giving them the opportunity to seek out care at the best value.

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