Interventions to Mitigate Financial Toxicity in Adult Patients with Cancer in the United States: A Scoping Review

Curr Oncol. 2024 Feb 6;31(2):918-932. doi: 10.3390/curroncol31020068.


Financial toxicity adversely affects quality of life and treatment outcomes for patients with cancer. This scoping review examined interventions aimed at mitigating financial toxicity in adult patients with cancer and their effectiveness. We utilized five bibliographical databases to identify studies that met our inclusion criteria. The review included studies conducted among adult patients with cancer in the United States and published in English between January 2011 to March 2023. The review identified eight studies that met the inclusion criteria. Each of the studies discussed the implementation of interventions at the patient/provider and/or health system level. Collectively, the findings from this scoping review highlight both the limited number of published studies that are aimed at mitigating financial toxicity and the need to create and assess interventions that directly impact financial toxicity in demographically diverse populations of adult patients with cancer.

Keywords: cancer care; financial toxicity; intervention strategies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Financial Stress
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms* / drug therapy
  • Quality of Life*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding.