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EUROCARE 5 results where presented at the European Parliament on 5 December 2013. Some of the conclusions were:
• The number of adults survive at least 5 years after diagnosis has increased steadily over time in all regions of Europe from 1999 to 2007 , BUT STILL cancer survival varies widely between European countries.
• The countries with the lowest survival for most cancers (Bulgaria , Estonia, Latvia , Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia) are in Eastern Europe. Survival is lower than the European average.
• Nordic countries ( except Denmark ), the central European countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and in some southern European countries (Italy, Portugal and Spain) have a better survival for most part tumors.
• Large differences in survival are still present in the European Union.


For more information on EUROCARE 5, please click here or contact eurocare.secretariat@istitutotumori.mi.it.

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