Hypofractionation in the Age of Value-Based Care

As healthcare systems around the world increasingly adopt the value-based care approach, the field of oncology – facing the burden of increasing cancer rates and high cost of care – has emerged as a prime target for uncovering new efficiencies in care and cost. As one of the most cost-effective cancer treatment modalities, radiation therapy is now a central element of value-based cancer care. In particular, hypofractionated and ultra-hypofractionated radiation therapy – increasing dose per fraction to enable significantly fewer overall treatments – holds great promise in the age of value-based care.