Brazil has been in an aging society (aging rate: 9.6%), and number of deaths due to neoplasms are increasing. It is anticipated that neoplasm would become a more important medical issue in the near future. On the other hand, Japan is a super-aged society (aging rate: 29.8%), and neoplasms are the leading cause of death. As an important medical issue, cancer control measure has been strengthened, and new drugs such as molecular-targeted drugs and immune checkpoint inhibitors have been covered by public insurance, and robotic surgery has been introduced in surgical treatment. While these new treatment technologies are expected to be effective, they are also contributing to the increase in medical costs. In this session, we will discusses the current issues and future vision of cancer treatment for the elderly from the standpoint of each country, Japan in a super-aged society and Brazil which is approaching to an aged society.


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