Study of a five years survival rate of cancer in Sudanese


Author(s): Yousif M. Abdallah*, Mujtaba E Abdullah, Tariq Alqahtani and Nouf H. Abuhadi

Background: The statistics nowadays are an important aspect of the fighting of the world against cancer. Unfortunately, there is no enough statistical information's about cancer incidence, epidemiology, or survival rates in Sudan, there are only a few knowledge's from the published studies. Material and Methods: This retrospective study has been performed to estimate the overall 5-year cancer survival rate in Sudan was calculated and the factors that could influence the rate were described. The study was based on data from the Radiation and Isotope Centre (RICK) of 160 adult patients with different types of cancer. The patients have been followed up to 2013 with their treatment and death records. Results: The study showed that the total 5-year survival rate in Sudan was 33.75%, with many factors affecting this rate, including patient sex. Conclusion: Increasing knowledge of the disease improves the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, and improves survival. If any carcinogenic patient is diagnosed with cancer, treatment should be determined and administered as soon as possible.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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