Japan 5-year cancer survival rate at 65.2 pct
Japan Times -- Aug 09
The five-year survival rate of cancer patients in Japan stands at 65.2 pct, the National Cancer Center said in a survey report on Wednesday.

The survey covered some 214,500 people diagnosed with cancer in 2008 at 209 of 425 designated hospitals as of 2015 for cancer treatment. This was the second disclosure ever of results of a cancer survival survey covering so-called core hospitals combatting the disease in the country.

The latest survey on the five-year survival rate, which shows how likely patients diagnosed with cancer will be alive that long, excludes patients who died of other causes.

The NCC also disclosed the respective survival rate of stomach, bowel, liver, lung and breast cancer by facility on its website for the first time. Data were collected at 188 of the 209 core hospitals that were able to confirm alive or dead for at least 90 pct of their cancer patients and met other requirements.

国立がん研究センターは、がんと診断された患者の5年後の生存率を公表しました。初めて病院別の生存率も明らかにしています。 国立がん研究センターによりますと、調査対象は2008年にがんと診断された約21万人の患者です。がん全体では、5年後の生存率は65.2%でした。
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