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The ESMO-led Global Opioid Policy Initiative is the first and largest study of its kind, conducted in 79 countries and 25 Indian States, representing more than 5 billion people, i.e. more than half of the world’s population.

In the regions covered by this survey there are about 8 million new cases of cancer each year and upwards of 5 million cancer deaths.

Of those who die from cancer approximately 70-90% will suffer from severe pain.

The graphs below offer an overview of the major survey findings, summarising key data across all surveyed regions, including Western and Eastern Europe.

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