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Survival after cancer diagnosis in Europe is strongly associated with how much governments spend on health care

30 September 2013

The more an EU national government spends on health, the fewer the deaths after a cancer diagnosis in that country, according to new research presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress and published simultaneously in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology.

Researchers told the meeting that higher wealth and higher health expenditure were strongly associated both with increased cancer incidence and decreased cancer mortality. In the case of breast cancer, increased health expenditure appeared to be even more strongly associated with better outcomes.

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