Oncology is a growing area, with new breakthroughs being made and innovative cancer therapeutics reaching the market. However, there are still barriers to market access, which could be overcome by the use of local data.
In 2009, there were around two million cancer survivors in the UK. As the UK population grows and ages, and as the survival rate for cancer improves, these numbers are expected to grow at around a million per decade, rising to around 5.3 million in 2040 1 .
Source: Maddams et al . 1
This growth rate is expected to be higher in older patients and in the longest survivors, but overall is likely to slow down 1 . Amongst cancer survivors, around one in four are living with the after effects of cancer treatment, including poor health and...