DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of esophageal cancer comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 45 countries worldwide. We report both the incidence and prevalence of esophageal cancer for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

In addition to forecasting incident and prevalent patient populations, we estimate the number of drug-treatment opportunities in specific lines of therapy.

DRG Epidemiology’s esophageal cancer forecast will answer the following questions:

  • In developing countries, what impact will economic growth and development have on the number of people diagnosed with esophageal cancer each year?
  • Of all people diagnosed with esophageal cancer, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets are drug-treated?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of esophageal cancer over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods. In addition, we provide a graph depicting the patient flow between or within different disease states for the major mature pharmaceutical markets. These patient-flow diagrams are provided at the regional level but may be requested for any specific country or forecast year.

Note: Coverage may vary by country

Table of contents

  • Epidemiology Dashboard
    • Introduction
      • Esophageal Cancer Epidemiology Dashboard

Author(s): Mudasir Khan, M.P.H; Abey John, MPH

Mudasir works as an associate epidemiologist within the epidemiology team at Decision Resources Group. He specializes in developing epidemiological forecasts for multiple indications within the DRG syndicated portfolio. Mudasir holds a masters in public health specializing in epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai.

Abey John is a medical graduate with a Master’s in Public Health and has been associated with DRG since September 2015. He works with a global team of epidemiologists in performing systematic reviews of assigned diseases and prepare forecast models for clients. He also is involved in producing analyses for pharmaceutical drug developers on the descriptive epidemiology of major drug indications in mature and developing markets and have an overall experience of three years working in different healthcare sectors across the country. Prior to joining DRG, Abey had been working with Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medical University) in implementing Family Planning Health Programs in India with collaborating with the Government of India. He also has worked with a grassroots level NGO as a health team manager which worked for the benefit of the rural population living in the foothills of the Himalayas.


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