2013 articles

Early Detection of Cancer in primary care in less-developed countries

Early detection linked with appropriate treatment improves long-term survival and cure from breast and cervix cancer with good quality of life. Strengthening the capacity of primary care services in providing affordable early detection tests for breast and cervical cancer such as clinical breast examination (CBE), visual screening with acetic acid (VIA) and visual screening with Lugol’s iodine (VILI)

The future of cancer information and dissemination in developing countries

Access to information is described by some as “a human right”. The solution to delivering such an ideal is now within our grasp. Whereas content on the internet has exploded in volume and heterogeneity of subject material, the “access” has been blocked by economic and to a lesser extent technological constraints. the latter are dissolving as the margins between developed and developing countries blur.

The Growing Burden of Cancer and the Role of NGOs

Cancer is among the most preventable and the most curable of the major chronic life-threatening diseases. Each year, nearly 13 million people develop cancer, and without intervention, the number of new cancer cases is projected to rise to 22.2 million by 2030.

Cancer Prevention and Control in India: A perspective from the Cancer Institute (WIA)

Although cancer has doubtless existed in India as long as humans have settled there, its earliest recorded history came from South India, Balram Jaker in 1875 from Trivandrum and Niblock from the Government General Hospital, Madras, in 1902 described oral cancer in relationship to pan chewing. Howard Somerville, a British surgeon, who came to India in the 1920s after participating in two expeditions to climb Mount Everest worked for 40 years in mission hospitals in India, including Neyoor and noted the association of tobacco chewing and oral cancers.

The Challenge of Cancer In Africa

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to creating awareness of the extent of cancer in Africa and to ensuring that programmes to prevent, diagnose, treat and palliate cancer in Africa are firmly on the continent’s health agenda.

Curing Paediatric Cancer in the Developing World

As cancer emerges as a significant threat to life in low- and middle-income countries, targeted external aid through genuine twinning partnerships can make a difference. The local medical/nursing teams must determine the aims and objectives and the role of outsiders is to provide mentorship, advocacy and support based on the experiences we have gained from the advances made in high-income countries.

Challenges of Making Radiotherapy Accessible in Developing Countries

Following the adoption of the UN resolution on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in 2011, and the targets set by the World Health Assembly in 2012, health authorities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have embarked on strengthening and integrating NCD policies and programmes into national health-planning processes.

The framework convention alliance campaigns for 2013

The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) represents the voice of civil society fighting one of the biggest health threats in the 21st century – tobacco use. If left unchecked, tobacco use will kill 8 million people a year by 2030; 70% of them in developing countries.

Cancer Control 2013