Cancer costs UK over £12bn a year finds research
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UK energy sector expecting ‘massive’ international investment
For the UK the researchers, from Oxford University and Kings College London, estimated the healthcare costs linked to cancer to be around 4.5bn, including almost 900 million on drugs. Loss of productivity due to cancer in the UK stood at almost 6bn, while the cost of informal care was almost 2bn. Across the EU, friends and relatives of people with cancer were estimated to have provided three billion hours of unpaid care, valued at 19.7bn. The researchers also found wide variations in how much different countries were spending on healthcare related to cancer. Across the EU, an average of 87 was spent on cancer treatment per head of the population. But this ranged from 156 in Luxembourg to just 14 in Bulgaria. In the UK, costs of cancer treatment per person in the population stood just lower than the EU average at 72. The researchers pointed out that overall their estimates on cancer costs were conservative as in some categories, such as the costs of screening programmes for the disease, they were unable to obtain data from all the countries so they were not included. Researcher Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez, from Oxford University, said: This is the first comprehensive EU-wide study which allows us to not only estimate the total cost of cancer in the EU, but also to make meaningful comparisons between countries. We hope that these results will allow policymakers to better allocate research funds, and to deliver cancer services in a way that provides good value for money. Professor Richard Sullivan, of Kings College, added: More effective targeting of investment may prevent care systems from reaching breaking point a real danger given the increasing burden of cancer. A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: We know that the earlier a cancer is diagnosed the greater the chance it can be treated successfully, and that is why we are investing 30m in our Detect Cancer Early programme. As part of this programme, we are making substantial investment in increasing diagnostic and treatment capacity across Scotland, and we will shortly be launching the next phase of the plan, which will look specifically at lung cancer. In addition, we are continuing to invest in other areas of cancer care, with 5.2m being invested on delivering the breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes in 2012-13. MORE STORIES Search For: (Plumber, Taxi, McDonalds…) Where?