HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries

Patients around the world face stark inequalities in access to cancer treatment, according to a report published today (Thursday 10 May) in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology [1]. The report's authors urge decision makers in every country to take action and ensure that everyone has equal access to new cancer drugs when they are needed, wherever they live.

The report by Dr Nils Wilking, clinical oncologist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and Dr Bengt Jnsson, director of the Centre for Health Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, updates and improves on an earlier report by the same authors published in 2005.

The new report covers 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and the USA, as well as 19 European countries, with a total population of 984 million, and it looks at access to 67 innovative cancer drugs. It reveals that Austria, France, Switzerland and the US are the leaders in the use of new cancer drugs, with France replacing Spain among the top four since the 2005 report was published.

The authors report that uptake of new cancer drugs is "low and slow" in New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, South Africa and the UK.

Dr Jnsson said: "The greatest differences in uptake were noted for the new colorectal and lung cancer drugs: bevacizumab, cetuximab, erlotinib and pemetrexed." (Lung and colorectal cancer are among the world's top cancer killers for both men and women [2]). The USA's uptake of bevacizumab for colorectal cancer was ten times the uptake of the European average. In Europe, Austria, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland had uptake that was higher than the European average; Denmark, Hungry, Norway, Poland and Sweden had low uptake; and Italy and the UK had very low uptake. The uptake of cetuximab was highest in France and the USA and low in Finland, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. For lung cancer, uptake of erlotinib was ten times higher t
'"/>

Contact: Emma Mason
wordmason@mac.com
44-077-112-96986
European Society for Medical Oncology
9-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
2. Comparison of 4 diet plans shows better outcomes for diet with lowest carbohydrate intake
3. Comparison of drug-releasing coronary stents show similar effectiveness
4. Hepatitis B patients understanding of infection and treatment deficient
5. Alzheimers weight gain initiative also improved patients intellectual abilities
6. Referral management schemes damage patients interests
7. Blood transfusions raise heart patients infection and death risk -- especially women
8. New UF tool measures heart implant patients anxiety
9. New research addresses taboos around the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients sex lives
10. Secret herb in tests to stop breast cancer patients hot flushes and night sweats
11. Internet research builds cancer patients confidence

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/15/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Genomenon® announced today at the American Society of ... incorporating the Mastermind® Genomic Search Engine into the SOPHiA Platform and the ... fingertips of clinical researchers performing genomic analysis worldwide. , The SOPHiA Platform ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Only 6% of orthopedic surgeons in the country are women ... female physician leading the sports medicine program. These four work with a whole host ... traditionally male-oriented fields. , Orthopedic medicine deals with the correction of differences ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... DALLAS (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2019 , ... A ... Alliance (STA) new headquarters facility by general contractors Adolfson & Peterson Construction. The event ... of 2020 at 8190 Midtown Road in Dallas. The first of its kind in ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... 10, 2019 , ... Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc. , ... healthcare industry, has completed the first phase of a comprehensive strategic and technological ... Bahamas towards a fully integrated health information management system (iHIMS). , The ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 10, 2019 , ... In attendance ... was excited to hear the significant results of an independent study presented by ... Nitrosigine®. The clinical study poster entitled “The Acute Effects of Citrulline Malate and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2019)... ... October 11, 2019 , ... ... announced plans for its 2019 'W' Health Month. The plans are aimed at ... bridging the knowledge gap, providing access to health checks and encouraging healthy lifestyle ...
(Date:10/11/2019)... ... October 11, 2019 , ... MindShare Technology Founder and CEO Greg Povolny ... Alliance for Strong Families and Communities National Conference. The conference is at the Westin ... 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. , Povolny’s presentation will provide real world examples of ...
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 10, 2019 , ... This World Sight Day, we honor the importance ... is pleased to announce their recent interview with Brand Manager Lynn Hicks and Accessibility ... of all abilities identify and choose effective hair care products. , Herbal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: