Henry Ford Health Systems


Henry Ford Health Systems evolved from a hospital started in Detroit in 1915 by Henry Ford into a system delivering care to 2.5 million patients. The system includes the Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Program, which focuses on epidemiologic and public health aspects of cancer. The Josephine Ford Cancer Center participates in leading studies of cancer causes and treatments, especially in epidemiology, prevention, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

Information concerning cancer incidence and medication use does not appear to be available through the Web site. Drug utilization data may be available, but it is unclear if this data is accessible to outside researchers.

Selected References

Cost/Cost Effectiveness

Penson DF, Moul JW, Evans CP, Doyle JJ, Gandhi S, Lamerato L. The economic burden of metastatic and prostate specific antigen progression in patients with prostate cancer: findings from a retrospective analysis of health plan dataExternal Web Site Policy. J Urol. 2004 Jun;171(6 Pt 1):2250-4.


Tammemagi CM, Neslund-Dudas C, Simoff M, Kvale P. Smoking and lung cancer survival: the role of comorbidity and treatmentExternal Web Site Policy. Chest. 2004 Jan;125(1):27-37.

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