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    New Report Highlights Need for Long Term View to Improve Cancer Care (y 2)


    - In recent years, significant changes in the regulative procedures for
    reimbursement and pricing of pharmaceuticals have occurred in all countries included
    within the report but Sweden. In France and especially in Germany, the main reason for
    these changes was cost containment of pharmaceutical expenditures.[1]
    - Germany was the last of the four countries to introduce a mandatory assessment
    of all new pharmaceuticals claiming public funding in 2011. It is also the only
    country where the therapeutic relevance of pharmaceuticals (additional benefit claimed
    over the appropriate comparator when a new product is launched or authorised for new
    indications) is the main criterion used to inform the reimbursement decision.[1],[5]
    - The "high" cost of cancer drugs has already led to substantial changes in the
    reimbursement policy in Germany in 2011 and in France in 2013. However, the share of
    the pharmaceutical expenditures on total health expenditures did not increase in any
    of the four countries between 2003 and 2011.[1]



    Cancer costs

    [TAB]
    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]
    [FTAB]

    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

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    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
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    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
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    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
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    (accessed March 21, 2014).
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    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

    References

    [TAB]
    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).
    [FTAB]

    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



    CONTACT: EU Media Inquiries: Satu Kaarina Glawe, Phone:+49(0)2638-947-9218, Mobile: +49(172)294-6264, Email: sglawe@its.jnj.com


    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
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    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
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    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
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    (accessed March 21, 2014).
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    2014).
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    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
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    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
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    2014).
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    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
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    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
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    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    1) Hofmarcher T, Jönsson B, Wilking N. Access to high-quality oncology care
    across Europe. Lund: Swedish Institute for Health Economics, 2014. Available at:
    http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx (accessed Apr 3, 2014).
    2) Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, Rosso S, Coebergh JWW,
    Comber H, Forman D, Bray F. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe:
    estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer.2013;49:1374-403.
    3) Eurostat. EU28 population 505.7 million at 1 January 2013. Press release 20
    November 2013. Available at:
    http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-20112013...
    (accessed Mar 31, 2014).
    4) Krankenkassen. 2013. Available at:
    http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system...
    erung/fusionen/
    [http://www.krankenkassen.de/gesetzliche-krankenkassen/system... ]
    (accessed March 21, 2014).
    5) Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss (G-BA). The benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals
    in accordance with the German Social Code, Book Five (SGB V), section 35a. Available
    at: http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information/
    [http://www.english.g-ba.de/benefitassessment/information ] (accessed March 21,
    2014).
    6) Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Sullivan R. Economic burden of
    cancer across the European Union: a population-based cost analysis. Lancet
    Oncol.2013;14:1165-74.
    7) World Health Organization. Mortality and burden of disease estimates for WHO
    member states in 2004: DALY 2004. Available at:
    http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/gbddeath...
    (accessed March 12, 2014).



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    - Cancer corresponds to around 16% of the total health burden of all disease
    and illnesses in the EU.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related direct costs on total health care expenditures
    ranges from 5% in Poland to 7.3% in Sweden; however, purchasing power adjusted
    per-capita spending on cancer is around four times higher in Sweden, Germany and
    France than in Poland.[1]
    - The share of cancer-related indirect costs on total costs is around 60% in the
    EU but differs greatly between cancer types.[6]
    - Lung cancer accounts for around 15% of the total direct and indirect cost of
    cancer in the EU, colorectal cancer for 10% and prostate cancer for 7%.[6]
    - Cancer also accounts for more than 10 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life
    years) lost in the European Union. This corresponds to a share of around 16% of the
    total health burden of all diseases and illnesses.[7]
    - The cancer disease burden does not exhibit a uniform pattern across all cancer
    types.[1]



    About the report

    The "Access to high-quality oncology care across Europe" report [http://www.ihe.se/access-to-high-quality-oncology.aspx ] was commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and based on independent research delivered by The Swedish Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Janssen has no editorial control over the content of the document, and the views and opinions of the authors are not necessarily those of Janssen.

    Additional information about the report can be found on the Janssen Health Policy Center http://www.janssen-emea.com/healthpolicycenter.

    About Janssen

    Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis), and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. More information can be found on http://www.janssen-emea.com. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/janssenEMEA for our latest news.

    Janssen in Oncology

    In oncology, our goal is to fundamentally alter the way cancer is understood, diagnosed, and managed, reinforcing our commitment to the patients who inspire us. In looking to find innovative ways to address the cancer challenge, our primary efforts focus on several treatment and prevention solutions. These include a focus on haematologic malignancies, prostate cancer and lung cancer; cancer interception with the goal of developing products that interrupt the carcinogenic process; biomarkers that may help guide targeted, individualised use of our therapies; as well as safe and effective identification and treatment of early changes in the tumour microenvironment.

    About The Swedish Institute of Health Economics

    IHE is a well-established and independent research institute specialised in health economic analysis. It provides high quality research and expert consulting within the health care field. IHE contributes to well-founded decision-making in healthcare by bridging the gap between academia, industry and health care providers. IHE is based in Lund, Sweden, and is part of the dynamic Medicon Village area. IHE has been a pioneer in health economic research in Sweden since 1979 and has a strong academic profile with close ties to Lund University.

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