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Poster Display session (Friday) (ID 65)
- Event: ELCC 2018
- Type: Poster Display session
- Presentations: 1
- Coordinates: 4/13/2018, 12:30 - 13:00, Hall 1
39P - Lung cancer in Morocco: Results of a retrospective study (ID 516)
12:30 - 13:00 | Presenting Author(s): A. Haimer
Lung cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with an estimated 1.8 million new cases of lung cancer (13% of the total) and 1.6 million cancer deaths in 2012 (19.4% of the total) (GLOBOCAN 2012). The aim of this study is to determine the epidemiological characteristics of lung cancer in Morocco.
This is a descriptive retrospective study of lung cancer cases diagnosed and treated at Al Azhar Oncology Center in Rabat between 2005 and 2015.
During the period of study, there were 615 cases diagnosed with lung cancer; 85.9% in men and 14.1% in women, giving a male-female ratio of 6.1 and representing 7.7% of all new cases of cancer reported during this period. The average age of the patients at diagnosis was 59.6 ± 11.4 years (range 4–94 years). Lung cancer is related to age with only 2.6% of cases diagnosed in persons younger than 40 years, 86.4% in those aged 40–74 years and 11% in those aged 75 years and over. Among all detected cases, 2.4% were diagnosed with metastatic disease and 21% died from lung cancer during the study period, accounting for 25.9% of all cancer deaths.
Despite the limitations of the available data, it is clear that there are several barriers to access to cancer control in developing countries. This includes prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Clinical trial identification:
Legal entity responsible for the study:
Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco
Has not received any funding
All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.