Evaluating the Indirect Costs of Care Associated with Salvage Chemotherapy for Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive-Histology Lymphoma: A Subset Analysis of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) LY.12 Clinical Trial Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We conducted an analysis of indirect costs alongside the LY.12 randomized trial in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Lost productivity data for Canadian patients and caregivers in the trial were collected at baseline and with each chemotherapy cycle pre-transplant, using an adapted Lost Productivity questionnaire. Mean per patient indirect costs were CAD 2999 for patients in the GDP arm and CAD 3400 in the DHAP arm. A substantial majority was not working or had to reduce their workload during this treatment time. Salvage chemotherapy for R/R aggressive NHL is associated with significant indirect costs to patients and their caregivers.

authors

  • Prica, Anca
  • Hay, Annette E
  • Crump, Michael
  • Mittmann, Nicole
  • Shepherd, Lois E
  • Meyer, Ralph
  • Imrie, Kevin I
  • Risebrough, Nancy
  • Djurfeldt, Marina
  • Chen, Bingshu E
  • Cheung, Matthew C

publication date

  • March 17, 2021