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IS PAYERS’ DATABASE SUITABLE FOR CANCER SERVICE EVALUATION?

Budapest, Hungary – Malignant diseases represent a high burden for societies in Central and Eastern European countries. The data routinely collected in the database of the Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund can be used to assess some quality indicators related

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THE VALUE OF GENETIC DIVINATION – STATED PREFERENCES FOR PERSONALIZED INFORMATION FOR REDUCING MORTALITY RISKS

Durham, NC, USA – The advent of genetic testing provides individuals and health care systems the opportunity to acquire information about predispositions to cancers and other diseases.  Whether this information is useful depends on the existence of efficacious health interventions

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Sentinel Node Biopsy: The Future For Early Breast Cancer

Bangkok, Thailand – The incidence of breast cancer in Thailand has increased over the last decade. Although advanced treatments have resulted in the improvement in survival rates and quality of life, surgery has caused morbidity in breast cancer patients. Even though

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Is EGFR Mutation Testing Worth It In Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Chiang Mai, Thailand – Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer death in Thailand. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have been commonly used for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), however, the drug costs are extremely high compared

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Is CTC Implementation Cost-Effective for Colorectal Cancer?

Tokyo, Japan – Though the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer can be reduced by regularly screening uptake, the current screening program, fecal occult blood test (FOBT) followed by optical colonoscopy (OC), does not work well due to low uptake rate

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Estimation Of Potential Gain In Quality Of Life From Early Detection Of Cervical Cancer

Tainan, Taiwan – Each year, about 528,000 new cases of cervical cancer are reported worldwide. In Taiwan, a screening program exists for early detection, which can save life-years for those individuals who are affected, but the effect on quality of life still

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