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New approach to implement cancer patient care: The valutazione percorso rete oncologica campana (ValPeROC)‐experience from an Italian oncology network

New approach to implement cancer patient care: The valutazione percorso rete oncologica campana... INTRODUCTIONCancer disease is still the second cause of death in developed countries. According to the estimates provided by Italian Association of Medical Oncology (Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica, AIOM) and Italian Association of Cancer Registries (Associazione Italiana Registro Tumori, AIRTUM) working groups in 2021, cancer mortality rates are decreasing for both sexes, with a percentage reduction of 10% in men and 8% in women compared to 2015 in Italy. This decreased mortality was related to greater attention and progress made by Italian National Health Service (NHS) in the implementation and organisation of cancer screening programmes and more active involvement of the general population (Camilloni et al., 2013). While Southern regions of Italy seem to have an advantage compared to Northern regions in terms of incidence rate, the same is not true for the survival; an explanation could be the low aptitude for screening programmes (Petrelli et al., 2018). As an example, in 2019, only 40% of women living in Southern Italy and Islands had joined breast cancer screening programme compared to 61% in Northern Italy and 53% in Central Italy according to the National Centre for Screening Monitoring Report (‘Osservatorio Nazionale di Screening',  2019). Low compliance to screening programmes could determine http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Cancer Care Wiley

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Wiley
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© 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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0961-5423
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1365-2354
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10.1111/ecc.13736
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Abstract

INTRODUCTIONCancer disease is still the second cause of death in developed countries. According to the estimates provided by Italian Association of Medical Oncology (Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Medica, AIOM) and Italian Association of Cancer Registries (Associazione Italiana Registro Tumori, AIRTUM) working groups in 2021, cancer mortality rates are decreasing for both sexes, with a percentage reduction of 10% in men and 8% in women compared to 2015 in Italy. This decreased mortality was related to greater attention and progress made by Italian National Health Service (NHS) in the implementation and organisation of cancer screening programmes and more active involvement of the general population (Camilloni et al., 2013). While Southern regions of Italy seem to have an advantage compared to Northern regions in terms of incidence rate, the same is not true for the survival; an explanation could be the low aptitude for screening programmes (Petrelli et al., 2018). As an example, in 2019, only 40% of women living in Southern Italy and Islands had joined breast cancer screening programme compared to 61% in Northern Italy and 53% in Central Italy according to the National Centre for Screening Monitoring Report (‘Osservatorio Nazionale di Screening',  2019). Low compliance to screening programmes could determine

Journal

European Journal of Cancer CareWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2022

Keywords: Campania Oncology Network; cancer care; cancer delay; continuity of care; multidisciplinary oncologic groups

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