New chance for cancer patients: 18 new, innovative oncology drugs will be available in Hungary English MTI Facebook Twitter Pinterest Mail Eighteen new oncology drugs for the treatment of such diseases, among others, as lung carcinoma, myeloma and acute myeloid leukaemia, are waiting to be approved for social security subsidy in 20 year survival rate prostate cancer these therapies provide a new opportunity for patients.
As it is written in the statement, data from show that within the European Union the highest number of cancer cases are diagnosed in Hungary, and the country is a leader in terms of both colon and lung cancer.
In Europe, the number of patients diagnosed with cancer has increased by nearly 50 percent in the last two decades, the mortality rate, however, is rising at a slower pace than the new cases. The number of cancer cases is steadily rising, and cancerous diseases are second only to cardiovascular diseases in the mortality statistics worldwide.
The statement cites a study by the Swedish Institute for Health Economics, which forecasts that by the number of diagnosed cancer cases in Europe could increase by a furtherIn, people died of colorectal cancer in 31 European countries, according to the EU organization of European gastroenterology societies. Age-specific mortality rates in Hungary are the worst on the continent; innearly 11, new cases were diagnosed and 5, patients lost their lives to colorectal cancer.
They point out that over the past fifty years there have been tremendous advances in anti-cancer therapies, increasing the average ten-year survival rate from 24 percent in the s to nearly 50 percent.
The largest increase was achieved in prostate cancer, where the year survival rate is nearly 70 percent, up from 20 percent fifty years ago. The number of cancer deaths in Europe is growing at a slower rate than that of new cases, and the number of years of work lost has also been steadily declining since In addition to prevention and advanced screening programs, new therapies have a key role to play in improving mortality rates, and drug innovation is proceeding at an unprecedented rate.
The statement also mentions that 7, new drugs are currently being developed, including more than 1, specifically aimed at the treatment of oncological diseases; and by the middle of the last decade the innovative pharmaceutical industry had been spending around 8.
AIPM emphasizes, however, that new, modern products can only achieve results if they are available to Hungarian patients in a timely manner. That is why it is important that the 18 new oncology products currently waiting to be accepted for support become available in Hungary as soon as possible, the statement quoted Péter Holchacker, director of the association.