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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 01/08/14

HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TREATING NEW CANCER CASES IN RUSSIA

Cancer All cancers
excl. non-melanoma
skin cancer
Lung Colorectum Urological Breast Gynecological Stomach Head & Neck Hematological Malignancies Pancreas Melanoma of skin
New Cancer Cases 433196 56767 55719 53997 52469 45357 40615 30484 23640 14092 7744
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 51.24 25 70 73.75 100.00 56.67 33 44 0 10 100
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 221977 14192 39003 39823 52469 25702 13403 13413 0 1409 7744
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.31 10 9 8 5 6.33 5 6.8 0 10 3
# of surgery beds/day 3836.86 388.55 961.07 872.23 718.26 445.67 183.48 249.71 0.00 38.58 63.61
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 70.12 50 90 62.5 100 66.67 66 66 100 50 50
# of patients requiring chemo 303744.04 28384 50147 33748 52469 30240 26806 20119 23640 7046 3872
ALOS for chemo 3.64 3 3 3.5 3 3 3 3.4 6.5 5 3
# of chemo beds/day 3027.05 233.13 411.89 323.39 430.96 248.37 220.17 187.29 420.70 96.45 31.80
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 54.98 90 25 41.25 100 40 50 71 32.5 50 50
# of patients 238149.50 51090 13930 22274 52469 18143 20308 21644 7683 7046 3872
# of admitted patients 59537.38 12773 3482 5568 13117 4536 5077 5411 1921 1762 968
ALOS 5.00 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
# of RT beds/day 815.02 174.85 47.67 76.23 179.57 62.09 69.50 74.07 26.29 24.11 13.25
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 7679 797 1421 1272 1329 757 474 512 447 160 109
# of 24 bed oncology wards 320 34 60 53 56 32 20 22 19 7 5
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 0
Surgical Oncologists 463 30 82 83 110 54 28 28 0 3 17
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 2166 284 279 270 263 227 204 153 119 71 39
Urologic Oncologists 108 0 0 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gynecologic Oncologist 91 0 0 0 0 91 0 0 0 0 0
Pathologists 867 114 112 108 105 91 82 61 48 29 16
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 1280 136 240 212 224 128 80 88 76 28 20
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 1920 204 360 318 336 192 120 132 114 42 30
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 867 114 112 108 105 91 82 61 48 29 16
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 2858 614 168 268 630 218 244 260 93 85 47
Medical Physicists 953 205 56 90 210 73 82 87 31 29 16
Linac Engineers 239 52 14 23 53 19 21 22 8 8 4
Radiation Oncology Nurses 953 205 56 90 210 73 82 87 31 29 16
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 477 103 28 45 105 37 41 44 16 15 8
# of Brachytherapy units 239 52 14 23 53 19 21 22 8 8 4
# CT simulators 239 52 14 23 53 19 21 22 8 8 4
# of treatment planning computers 239 52 14 23 53 19 21 22 8 8 4
# of dosimetry/QA package 239 52 14 23 53 19 21 22 8 8 4
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 4800 510 900 795 840 480 300 330 285 105 75

CANCER INCIDENCE IN CITIES BASED on GLOBOCAN 2008 AND DATA FROM CITYPOPULATION.DE 2012

Moscow Saint-Petersburg
Population 11612943 4953219
New Cancer Cases 35580 15176
SURGERY % of patients needing surgery 51.24 51.24
Number (#) of patients needing surgery 18232 7776
Average length of stay (ALOS) for surgery 6.31 6.31
# of surgery beds/day 315.14 134.42
CHEMOTHERAPY % of patients requiring chemo 70.12 70.12
# of patients requiring chemo 24948 10641
ALOS for chemo 3.64 3.64
# of chemo beds/day 248.62 106.05
RADIOTHERAPY % of patients requiring RT 54.98 54.98
# of patients 19560 8343
# of admitted patients 4890 2086
ALOS 5 5
# of RT beds/day 66.94 28.55
ONCOLOGY BEDS Maximum # of beds/day 631 270
# of 24 bed oncology wards 27 12
ONCOLOGISTS Hematologist Oncologists 4 2
Surgical Oncologists 39 17
Radiation/Clinical Oncologists 178 76
Urologic Oncologists 9 4
Gynecologic Oncologist 8 4
Pathologists 72 31
PHARMACY Onco-Pharmacists 108 48
Onco-Pharmacy Technicians 162 72
PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative Care Specialists 72 31
RADIATION THERAPY STAFF & EQUIPMENT Radiation Therapy Technicians 235 101
Medical Physicists 79 34
Linac Engineers 20 9
Radiation Oncology Nurses 79 34
Linacs / Co 60 Megavolt Units 40 17
# of Brachytherapy units 20 9
# CT simulators 20 9
# of treatment planning computers 20 9
# of dosimetry/QA package 20 9
NURSING Oncology Nursing Staff other than Radiation Oncology Nurses 405 180

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 top 10 cancers