Category: Regional initiatives

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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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.

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