Cancer registry revival.

You thought the NCDB was big? Try 37.5 million cancer patient records from 322 cancer centers across 71 countries on for size. CONCORD 3 findings are out in the Lancet, and they offer some poignant insights into to current status of global oncology. Overall, the U.S./Canada, Australia/New Zealand and Nordic countries have the best survival rates. Some highlights: over 90% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. are alive at 5 years compared to only 66% in India. Over 95% of children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Finland are alive at 5 years compared to a shocking 45% in Ecuador. Those numbers for pediatric brain tumors are 80% in Sweden and Denmark and a paltry 29% in Brazil. TBL: Global disparities in cancer care are real.


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