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Report warns of approaching crisis in cancer care. The Institute of Medicine has issued an update to its 1999 report on cancer, noting that although that report was transformative, its "key recommendations regarding implementation of evidence-based care and quality monitoring have had limited uptake, and are needed even more today." This is primarily because the cost of cancer care is rising "much faster than for other diseases," and even though 14 million people in the United States currently have cancer, the annual incidence is expected to increase 45% by 2030. The report (available at makes specific recommendations, including core competencies for clinicians in caring for patients with cancer, shifting to team-based care models, and communicating more effectively with patients.