A key indicator for cancer observation and epidemiological surveillance, along with incidence, mortality, and prevalence, survival makes it possible to assess the overall improvement in cancer patients” prognosis, resulting both from therapeutic progress and initiatives implemented to diagnose cancers at earlier stages and to improve cancer care. Survival is an essential component for assessing the healthcare system as a whole and measuring the impact of public policies in respect of prevention, screening, and care. This fourth survival study, conducted based on data from Mainland France cancer registries from the Francim network, is aligned with the objectives of the successive Cancer Plans  and the 2021-2030 ten-year anti-cancer strategy , particularly the axis on combating cancers of poor prognosis. It is the result of the partnership between the French Network of Cancer Registries (Francim), the Biostatistics-Bioinformatics department of Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL), Santé publique France (the French national public health agency), and the French National Cancer Institute (INCa). This new study proposes updated 1-, 5- and 10-year post-cancer diagnosis survival estimates, along with trends in survival since 1989. For the first time, 20-year post-diagnosis survival estimates are presented along with estimates by anatomical or histological subsites. This summary presents the key aspects of the methodology used and focuses on the main findings, also published in separate documents for each site1. It has been chosen to comment on the findings for solid tumors and haematological malignancies together – specific characteristics will emerge from the tables and figures presented in this summary.
Author : Coureau Gaëlle, Mounier Morgane, Trétarre Brigitte, Dantony Emmanuelle, Uhry Zoé, Monnereau Alain, Woronoff Anne-Sophie, Grosclaude Pascale, Defossez Gautier, Colonna Marc, Lecoffre Camille, de Maria Florence, de Brauer Camille, Lafay Lionel;, Bousquet Philippe- Jean, Bossard Nadine; Remontet Laurent; Molinié Florence
Year of publication: 2021
Pages: 20 p.
Collection : Studies and surveys