Working Procedures

B. SCIENTIFIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION

1. Descriptive epidemiology and disease characteristics

This section succinctly presents data on the cancer being considered: the global distribution and burden, including regional differences and time trends. Expected trends in the absence of screening are a relevant component of this section. The natural history of the disease and the established risk factors and protective factors are briefly described. Information on treatment and survival in different settings is reviewed, with a worldwide perspective.

 

Updated 14 November 2017