Author: Cancer Control

OERC–India inaugurated at the Indian Cancer Congress In New Dehli

In November 2013, more than 5,000 Indian oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers and other cancer caregivers convened for a four-day congress in New Delhi, India, that was focused on the assessment and enhancement of cancer care in India and the education of health care professionals. This article outlines the findings of that meeting and the role that OERC–India can play in advancing oncology learning in India.

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Cancer Screening And Prevention In China

Due to the increasing burden of cancer in China, the Chinese government launched a series of projects on cancer screening and prevention. Cervical and breast cancer screening are the most successful ones which cover a large number of rural women all over China. Screening has increased the detection of early cancer cases which could be treated more effectively. New technologies and highly efficient strategies are essential for expanding the current screening programmes to the whole population at risk.

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Priorities for cancer prevention and control in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is among the top 22 countries in the world in terms of the burden of HIV.1 Many of the cancer cases in the country are related to HIV infection and therefore the country is facing a huge cancer challenge. Priority areas include prevention, early detection, care and support.

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Palliative care as a human right

The right to palliative care is enshrined in many documents and agreements. This article explains how human rights relate to palliative care and where to find the relevant information, as well as the need to remove barriers and integrate palliative care into health care.

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