Found Image: Financial Toxicity


An infographic depicting the concept of financial toxicity in cancer care


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Contributed date

November 21, 2018 - 8:32pm

Critical Commentary

  • I’m interested in how clinicians--and scientific communities, writ large--take up particular concepts and how they circulate. This infographic is particularly interesting in that the website it lists is no longer in operation and is unclear who the target audience is. Images--particularly infographics--are interesting to study  in how they attempt to translate complex phenomena into easily digestible images and figures to various audiences.


De Souza, Jonas A., Bonnie J. Yap, Fay J. Hlubocky, Kristen Wroblewski, Mark J. Ratain, David Cella, and Christopher K. Daugherty. 2014. "The development of a financial toxicity patient‐reported outcome in cancer: the COST measure." Cancer120, no. 20: 3245-3253.

Zafar, S. Yousuf, and Amy P. Abernethy. 2013. "Financial toxicity, part I: a new name for a growing problem." Oncology (Williston Park, NY) 27, no. 2: 80.