Working Procedures

B. SCIENTIFIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION

1. Global burden and disease characteristics

Descriptive epidemiology
The purpose of this section is to document the importance of the disease in terms of the worldwide burden of the cancer described (mortality, incidence, prevalence, and survival rates), including regional differences and time trends. Expected trends in the absence of screening are a relevant component of this section.

Natural history of the disease, risk factors, treatment, and survival
In this section, the natural history of the disease of interest and the established risk factors are briefly described. Information on treatment and survival in different settings is reviewed, with a worldwide perspective.

 

Posted 27 May 2014