Survival rate of breast cancer in eastern mediterranean region countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hassanipour, S. and Maghsoudi, A. and Rezaeian, S. and Arab-Zozani, M. and Mokhtari, A. M. and Abdzadeh, E. and Riahi, S. and Mohseni, S. and Salehiniya, H. (2019) Survival rate of breast cancer in eastern mediterranean region countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Global Health, 85 (1).

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Background: Breast cancer (BC) is one of the main problems of public health around the world. As a consequence, survival rates are one of the most salient indicators for assessing the quality of cancer control and treatment programs. Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the survival rate of breast cancer in the Eastern Mediterranean region at different periods of time. Methods: Medline/PubMed, ProQuest, Scopus, Embase, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar databases until February 1, 2018. All observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort) referring to the survival of breast cancer were included in the study. The heterogeneity and its value were examined by Cochran test and I2 statistics, respectively. Analysis of subgroups performed was based on geographical area and Human Development Index (HDI), using Stata 12 software. Findings: A total of 58 papers were analyzed. Based on a random effect model, the survival rates of breast cancer in different periods—1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 years—were estimated at 93.9, 85, 79.8, 72.6, 69.2, 62.1 and 55.5 percent, respectively. The highest 10-year survival rate was in Iran (59.2), and the lowest was observed in Bahrain (45). Conclusions: Evidence suggests that about half of the patients in this area would die before 10 years survival, which is different from more developed countries. Also, high survival rates are associated with high human development index, which can help health policy-makers to better predict the outcomes of patients. © 2019 The Author(s).

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Salehiniya, H.; Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Birjand University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast cancer cancer survival environmental factor genetic heterogeneity human Newcastle-Ottawa scale overall survival quality control Review Southern Europe survival rate systematic review
Subjects: QZ pathology-neoplasms-Genetics
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 06:34
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 06:34

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