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The current “Austrian Cancer Report” presented on Tuesday paints a positive picture of care. The innovations did well in patients, which can be seen in increased survival rates. But at the same time, Paul Sevelda, Head of Cancer Aid for Austria, said that through better prevention, half of all cancer deaths could be prevented. “The best cancer treatment is not to take it.”

“We can be very, very proud of everything that is possible and successful in Austria,” said Wolfgang Hilbe, President of the Austrian Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (OeGHO). Monika Hackl, head of the National Cancer Registry, explained, for example, that in recent years there has been a significant improvement in the probability of surviving tumors of the kidney, neck, head and stomach.