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Title: How many new cancer patients in Europe will require radiotherapy by 2025? An ESTRO-HERO analysis
Author: Borràs Andrés, Josep Maria
Lievens, Yolande
Barton, Michael
Corral, Julieta
Ferlay, Jacques
Bray, Freddie
Grau, Cai
Keywords: Radioteràpia
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2016
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: Background: The objective of this HERO study was to assess the number of new cancer patients that will 29 require at least one course of radiotherapy by 2025. 30 Methods: European cancer incidence data by tumor site and country for 2012 and 2025 was extracted 31 from the GLOBOCAN database. The projection of the number of new cases took into account demographic 32 factors (age and size of the population). Population based stages at diagnosis were taken from four 33 European countries. Incidence and stage data were introduced in the Australian Collaboration for 34 Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE) model. 35 Results: Among the different tumor sites, the highest expected relative increase by 2025 in treatment 36 courses was prostate cancer (24%) while lymphoma (13%), head and neck (12%) and breast cancer 37 (10%) were below the average. Based on the projected cancer distributions in 2025, a 16% expected 38 increase in the number of radiotherapy treatment courses was estimated. This increase varied across 39 European countries from less than 5% to more than 30%. 40 Conclusion: With the already existing disparity in radiotherapy resources in mind, the data provided here 41 should act as a leverage point to raise awareness among European health policy makers of the need for 42 investment in radiotherapy.
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It is part of: Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2016, vol. 119, num. 1, p. 5-11
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ISSN: 0167-8140
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