Skip to Content
U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 01/15/14

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN BENIN

Cancer All except melanoma Gynecological Breast Liver Hematological Malignancies Urological
New Cancer Cases 5285 1077 813 752 436 404
Rank 1 2 3 4 5
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 47.08 56.67 100.0 5 0 73.75
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 2488.35 610 813 38 0 298
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 5.87 6.33 5 10 0 8
# of surgery beds/day 39.97 10.58 11.13 1.03 0.00 6.53
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 69.83 66.67 100 20 100 62.5
# of patients requiring chemo 3690.69 718 813 150 436 253
ALOS for chemo 3.80 3 3 3 6.5 3.5
# of chemo beds/day 38.40 5.90 6.68 1.24 7.76 2.42
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 46.75 40 100 20 32.5 41.25
# of patients 2470.74 431 813 150 142 167
# of admitted patients 617.68 108 203 38 35 42
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 8.46 1.47 2.78 0.51 0.48 0.57
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 87 18 21 3 9 10
# of 24 bed oncology wards 4 1 1 1 1 1
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 1 0 0 0 1 0
Surgical Oncologists 6 2 2 1 0 1
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 27 6 5 4 3 3
Urologic Oncologists 1 0 0 0 0 1
Gynecologic Oncologist 3 3 0 0 0 0
Pathologists 11 3 2 2 1 1
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 16 4 4 4 4 4
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 24 6 6 6 6 6
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 11 3 2 2 1 1
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 30 6 10 2 2 2
Medical Physicists 10 2 4 1 1 1
Linac Engineers 3 1 1 1 1 1
Radiation Oncology Nurses 10 2 4 1 1 1
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 5 1 2 1 1 1
# of Brachytherapy units 3 1 1 1 1 1
# CT simulators 3 1 1 1 1 1
# of treatment planning computers 3 1 1 1 1 1
# of dosimetry/QA package 3 1 1 1 1 1
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 60 15 15 15 15 15

CANCER INCIDENCE IN BENIN BASED on GLOBOCAN 2008 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE 2013

THERE WILL BE ONE NATIONAL CANCER CENTER SINCE NO CITY HAS MORE THAN 500 NEW CANCER CASES

Benin (citypopulation.de 2013)
Population 9,983,884
New Cancer Cases 6092
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 47.08
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 2868
ALOS for surgery 5.87
# of surgery beds/day 46.07
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 69.83
# of patients requiring chemo 4254
ALOS for chemo 3.80
# of chemo beds/day 44.26
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 46.75
# of patients 2848
# of admitted patients 712
ALOS 5
# of RT beds/day 9.75
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 101
# of 24 bed oncology wards 5
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 2
Surgical Oncologists 7
Radiation / Clinical Oncologists 31
Urologic Oncologists 2
Gynecologic Oncologist 4
Pathologists 13
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 20
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 30
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 13
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 35
Medical Physicists 12
Linac Engineers 3
Radiation Oncology Nurses 12
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 6
# of Brachytherapy units 3
# CT simulators 3
# of treatment planning computers 3
# of dosimetry/QA package 3
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 75

Key to Calculations

  1. Number of beds/day = number who require surgery*ALOS/365.25
  2. Oncology beds per day = beds for surgery + beds for chemotherapy + beds for radiation therapy
  3. Number of 24 bed oncology wards = (Oncology beds per day)/24
  4. Number of Hematologist oncologists = (2/1000)*hematologic 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 GYN-oncologists = (2/1000)*GYN cancer cases
  8. Number of Urologic Oncologists = (2/1000)* urological cancer cases
  9. Number of Neuro-Oncologists = (2/1000)* brain, nervous system cancer cases
  10. Number of pathologist = (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 = 15*number of 24 bed oncology wards (1 head nurse + 1 nurse specialist + 13 nurses for each 24 bed oncology ward).
  21. The table below lists the estimated percentage 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 (in days) 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 Gynecological 20 5 80 3 80 5
Corpus uteri Gynecological 80 5 20 3 20 5
Ovary Gynecological 70 9 100 3 20 5
Gynecological cancers 56.67 6.33 66.67 3 40 5
Larynx Head & Neck 50 9 50 3 75 5
Lip, oral cavity Head & Neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Nasopharynx Head & Neck 0 0 100 3 100 5
Other pharynx Head & Neck 40 9 80 3 80 5
Thyroid Head & 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
Urologica 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 5 most frequently occurring cancers