2013 articles

Context-relevant guidelines in cancer care: breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries

Context-relevant guidelines in cancer care: breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries

Resource constraints in developing health systems require difficult allocation decisions to optimize cancer outcomes. Cancer care guidelines developed in high-income countries have limited utility in developing countries, because many of the resources described in the ideal health care delivery system are unavailable or unaffordable, making it unclear where to begin in creating a realistic and sustainable cancer control strategy.

The role of the South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology

The South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology (SEMCO) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental initiative that aims to enhance professional and public education in all fields of cancer control, to expand scientific efforts and education to increase appropriate cancer management and to contribute in increasing human capacity building in order to raise the present modest contribution of the region in international cancer clinical trials to at least 10% of the world’s cancer trials by the year 2022.

Cancer Control 2013