Burden of cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2005-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study

Christina Fitzmaurice, Yohannes KINFU, GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Cancer Collaborators

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    OBJECTIVES: To estimate incidence, mortality, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) caused by cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) between 2005 and 2015. METHODS: Vital registration system and cancer registry data from the EMR region were analyzed for 29 cancer groups in 22 EMR countries using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 methodology. RESULTS: In 2015, cancer was responsible for 9.4% of all deaths and 5.1% of all DALYs. It accounted for 722,646 new cases, 379,093 deaths, and 11.7 million DALYs. Between 2005 and 2015, incident cases increased by 46%, deaths by 33%, and DALYs by 31%. The increase in cancer incidence was largely driven by population growth and population aging. Breast cancer, lung cancer, and leukemia were the most common cancers, while lung, breast, and stomach cancers caused most cancer deaths. CONCLUSIONS: Cancer is responsible for a substantial disease burden in the EMR, which is increasing. There is an urgent need to expand cancer prevention, screening, and awareness programs in EMR countries as well as to improve diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care services.

    LanguageEnglish
    Pages151-164
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Health
    Volume63
    Issue numberSupp. 1
    Early online date3 Aug 2017
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    StatePublished - May 2018

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    Fitzmaurice, Christina ; KINFU, Yohannes ; GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Cancer Collaborators. / Burden of cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2005-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study. In: International Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 63, No. Supp. 1. pp. 151-164
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    In: International Journal of Public Health, Vol. 63, No. Supp. 1, 05.2018, p. 151-164.

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    Fitzmaurice C, KINFU Y, GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Region Cancer Collaborators. Burden of cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2005-2015: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study. International Journal of Public Health. 2018 May;63(Supp. 1):151-164. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-0999-9