Category: CC2013

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)

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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.

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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.

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The mission and plans of the Sociedad Latino Americana y del Caribe de Oncología Médica

Latin America is a region of the world with around 10% of the global cancer incidence and the disease has a significant social and economical impact. SLACOM is a regional medical oncology society focused on collaborating in cancer research, cancer registries and education, as well as partnering with cancer organizations to harmonize efforts and to improve outcomes.

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