35 bn tenge allocated for comprehensive plan to fight cancer in Kazakhstan
Almaty. February 4. KazTAG -35 bn tenge have been allocated for a comprehensive plan to combat cancer in Kazakhstan, said Dilyara Kaydarova, chairperson of board of Kazakhstani Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology.
“At the request of the head of state, Kazakhstan developed a comprehensive plan to combat cancer diseases for 2018-2022, in addition to annual funding, 35 bn tenge have been allocated. The main directions of this plan are prevention and control of risk factors, early diagnosis, performance of an integrated model of oncological assistance and development of human resources and science, ” she said.
She also reported that funding has been provided for screening programs (4.3 bn tenge)- for breast cancer (women aged 40–70 years), cervical cancer (women aged 30–70 years) and colorectal cancer (men and women aged 50-70 years), additionally more than 4 bn tenge - for purchase of new generation chemotherapy drugs.
At the end of 2018 the incidence of malignant tumors in Kazakhstan was 195.7 per 100 thousand people, 35.7 thousand new cases were diagnosed, death rate was 15 thousand people per year. In the structure of the incidence in the first place is breast cancer (12.6%), in the second place- lung cancer (9.9%), in the third - stomach cancer (7.4%).
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