The economic burden of cancer care for Syrian refugees: a population-based modelling study

Abdul-Khalek R. A. , Guo P., Sharp F., Gheorghe A., Shamieh O., Kutluk T., ...More

LANCET ONCOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.637-644, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1470-2045(20)30067-x
  • Title of Journal : LANCET ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-644


Background Cancer represents a substantial health burden for refugees and host countries. However, no reliable data on the costs of cancer care for refugees are available, which limits the planning of official development assistance in humanitarian settings. We aimed to model the direct costs of cancer care among Syrian refugee populations residing in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.