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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 06/29/15

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN AZERBAIJAN

Cancer All cancers
excl. non-melanoma
skin cancer
Breast Stomach Lung Gynecoloical Urological Head and Neck Colorectal Hematological Brain, nervous system Liver
New Cancer Cases 13916 1413 1250 1122 840 715 659 659 643 572 466
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 50.74 100 33 25 56.67 73.75 44 70 0 100 5
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 7061 1413 413 281 476 527 290 461 0 572 23
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.91 5 5 10 6.33 8 6.8 9 0 9 10
# of surgery beds/day 133.65 19.34 5.65 7.68 8.25 11.55 5.40 11.37 0.00 14.09 0.64
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 72.12 100 66 50 66.67 62.5 66 90 100 100 20
# of patients requiring chemo 10035.80 1413 825 561 560 447 435 593 643 572 93
ALOS for chemo 3.44 3 3 3 3 3.5 3.4 3 6.5 3 3
# of chemo beds/day 94.52 11.61 6.78 4.61 4.60 4.28 4.05 4.87 11.44 4.70 0.77
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 56.98 100 50 90 40 41.25 71 25 32.5 100 20
# of patients 7928.64 1413 625 1010 336 295 468 165 209 572 93
# of admitted patients 1982.16 353 156 252 84 74 117 41 52 143 23
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 27.13 4.84 2.14 3.46 1.15 1.01 1.60 0.56 0.72 1.96 0.32
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 256 36 15 16 15 17 12 17 13 21 2
# of 24 bed oncology wards 11 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Surgical Oncologists 15 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 1
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 70 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3
Urologic Oncologists 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Gynecologic Oncologist 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neuro-Oncologists 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Pathologists 28 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 44 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 66 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 28 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 96 17 8 13 5 4 6 2 3 7 2
Medical Physicists 32 6 3 5 2 2 2 1 1 3 1
Linac Engineers 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 32 6 3 5 2 2 2 1 1 3 1
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 16 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
# of Brachytherapy units 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
# CT simulators 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
# of treatment planning computers 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 8 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 165 30 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

RESOURCES NEEDED IN CITIES BASED ON GLOBOCAN2012 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE 2013

Baki Ganca
Population 1200300 322600
New Cancer Cases 1773 477
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 50.74 50.74
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 900 242
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.91 6.91
# of surgery beds/day 17.03 4.58
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 72.12 72.12
# of patients requiring chemo 1279 344
ALOS for chemo 3.44 3.44
# of chemo beds/day 12.04 3.24
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 56.98 56.98
# of patients 1010 272
# of admitted patients 253 68
ALOS 5 5
# of RT beds/day 3.46 0.93
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 33 9
# of 24 bed oncology wards 2 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 1 1
Surgical Oncologists 2 1
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 9 3
Urologic Oncologists 1 1
Gynecologic Oncologist 1 1
Neuro-Oncologists 1 1
Pathologists 4 1
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 8 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 12 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 4 1
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 13 4
Medical Physicists 5 2
Linac Engineers 2 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 5 2
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 3 1
# of Brachytherapy units 2 1
# CT simulators 2 1
# of treatment planning computers 2 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 2 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 30 15

KEY TO CALCULATIONS

  1. Number of beds/day = number who require surgery*ALOS/365.25
  2. Oncology beds per day = beds for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  3. Number of 24 bed oncology wards = (Oncology beds per day)/24
  4. Number of Hematologist Oncologists = (2/1000)*hematology malignancy cases
  5. Number of Radiation Oncologists = (5/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  6. Number of Surgical Oncologists = (number of surgeries)/480. This is based on 2 surgeries per day, 5 days a week for 48 weeks).
  7. Number of Gynecologic Oncologists = (2/1000)*GYN cancer cases
  8. Number of Urologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* urological cancer cases
  9. Number of Neurologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* brain cancer cases
  10. Number of Pathologists = (2/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  11. Number of Pharmacists = 4* Number of 24 bed oncology wards
  12. Number of Pharmacy Technicians = 6 * Number of 24 bed oncology wards
  13. Number of Palliative Care Specialists = (2/1000)*total number of cancer cases
  14. Number of Medical Physicists = (4/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  15. Number of Radiation Technicians = (12/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  16. Number of Linac Engineers = (1/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  17. Number of Radiation Therapy nurses = (4/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  18. Number of Linacs = (2/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  19. Number of Brachy therapy units/CT simulators/treatment planning computers/ dosimetry/QA package = (1/1000) * number of patients requiring radiation therapy
  20. Number of nurses = 1 head nurse + 1 nurse specialist + 13 nurses for each 24 bed oncology ward.
  21. The table below lists the estimated number of patients requiring surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the different types of cancers as well as the average length of stay (ALOS) in hospital for each of these treatments.
Type of cancer % of patients requiring Surgery ALOS % of patients requiring Chemotherapy ALOS % of patients requiring Radiation therapy ALOS
Cervix uteri GYN cancer 20 5 80 3 80 5
Corpus uteri GYN cancer 80 5 20 3 20 5
Ovary GYN cancer 70 9 100 3 20 5
Gynecological cancers 56.67 6.33 66.67 3 40 5
Larynx Head and neck 50 9 50 3 75 5
Lip, oral cavity Head and neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Nasopharynx Head and neck 0 0 100 3 100 5
Other pharynx Head and neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Thyroid Head and neck 90 7 20 5 20 5
Head and Neck cancers 44 6.8 66 3.4 71 5
Hodgkin lymphoma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 5 40 5
Leukaemia Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 20 5
Multiple myeloma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 20 5
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Hematological Malignancy 0 0 100 7 50 5
Hematological Malignancies 0 0 100 6.5 32.5 5
Bladder Urological 100 9 50 3 50 5
Kidney Urological 75 9 50 3 20 5
Prostate Urological 20 9 50 3 65 5
Testis Urological 100 5 100 5 30 5
Urological cancers 73.75 8 62.5 3.5 41.25 5
Brain, nervous system 100 9 100 3 100 5
Breast 100 5 100 3 100 5
Colorectal 70 9 90 3 25 5
Gallbladder 33 9 66 3 50 5
Kaposi sarcoma 0 0 70 3 50 5
Liver 5 10 20 3 20 5
Lung 25 10 50 3 90 5
Melanoma of skin 100 3 50 3 50 5
Esophagus 20 9 90 3 90 5
Pancreas 10 10 50 5 50 5
Stomach 33 5 66 3 50 5
All cancers excl. non-melanoma skin cancer average of top 10 cancers