Evolving Procedures and Therapies

The Transformation of Surgery and an Outlook for Future Cancer Care


Oncology care is becoming increasingly relevant for healthcare organizations and professionals. Overall cancer rates are increasing due to rising life expectancy and growing populations. In 2030, more than 21 million men and women worldwide could develop cancer – 50% more than in 2012.1 Because of the exponential growth in the number of patients and the related costs, it’s key to identify advances tailored to improve care and patient outcomes.

This dossier shows, among other things, the transformation of surgery using advanced image guidance and hybrid ORs and offers an outlook for future cancer care. Drug, interventional, and surgical treatment methods are constantly in flux. The care of cancer patients may become more and more individualized, but it will also become more interdisciplinary and increasingly less invasive.

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1International Agency for Research on Cancer, Globocan 2012: http://globocan.iarc.fr/Pages/burden_sel.aspx (accessed 8 May 2017)

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