Cancer remains a serious problem that requires a comprehensive approach to its solution. Worldwide, the number of cancer patients is increasing every year. However, there is a positive trend, which is associated with the development of new methods of diagnostics and treatment of cancer. In Russia, according to who, cancer mortality over the last five years fell by 7.1% in men and 4.8% among women.
For 2013 in Russia was identified 535 thousand cases of cancer. More than 288 thousand died of cancer, says the Director of the Association of oncologists of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Petrovsky.
Today, cancer is the second cause of mortality, second only to cardiovascular disease.