When those who are making money off of cancer start dying from cancer we may start to see a shift in research looking for more rational and humane approaches to treating cancer.
Unfortunately, much of cancer treatment is driven by dollars. One study found that oncologist (who are compensated by a fixed salary) practicing in a university setting tend to prescribe much less expensive oral chemotherapy to women with breast cancer. Whereas oncologist in private practice who make money off what they administer, more often prescribe expensive and more toxic intravenous chemotherapy.
The free-market works great when its cars it does not work great in life or death situations where it is a complete seller’s market. You get cancer or get hit by a car and go into a hospital you are not in a position to shop around. All hospitals are overcharging. The medical industry is out of control.