The use of radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy in the curative treatment of cancer: results from the FORTY (Favourable Outcomes from RadioTherapY) project

Last updated on 28-5-2024 by Marie Malingreau

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Objectives Radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy play key roles in the curative treatment of cancer, alone and in combination. Quantifying their roles is essential for equipment provision and workforce planning. The estimate that 40% of cancer patients are cured by RT has been used extensively to inform and influence policy but is relatively old and warrants review. Methods Patient, tumour and treatment event data was obtained for the 5 year period from 2009 to 2013, allowing a further 5 years for survival outcomes to be known. We analysed patient-level data on utilisation of surg…

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