Changing habits, prevention campaigns and early detection methods such as screening are some of the main factors that, in the opinion of oncology experts, will change the growing trend in cancer incidence globally .
Cancer is an increasingly common disease, mainly due to the increase in life expectancy, but as of 2025 the trend could be reversed, according to Josep Tabernero , head of the Medical Oncology service at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona and President-elect of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), within the framework of the congress of the European Society of Medical Oncology .
The congress of the European Society of Medical Oncology is held in Madrid from September 8 to 12, and more than 23,000 experts from 130 countries have attended. For this call, a total of 3,260 scientific studies on cancer have been received, 150 of them Spanish.
Lung cancer will be one of the tumors in which more scientific news is expected at this congress. According to Pilar Garrido , head of the Thoracic Tumors Unit of the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital:
The benefits that will be known at ESMO 2017 are not limited to advanced disease, but results are also expected in the first line, which will allow us to modify the standard in the treatment of some types of lung cancer.