Category: Cancer management

International cancer control congresses: Do they get us closer to the goals of population–based cancer control?

Readily available data documents the growing burden of cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for all nations.1 This burden is unequally distributed according to prevailing resources,2 human development,3 geography,1-3 and capacity and preparedness to respond, with the largest burden in areas with the least available resources and capacity.

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Building Capacity for Cancer Treatment in Low-Income Countries with Particular Reference to East Africa

Cancer rates are presently increasing in low-income countries such as East Africa and are highly likely to continue to do so. If this ever-increasing burden is to be controlled, it will be particularly important to address the need for cancer specialists, and to plan for efficient and widely accessible cancer services.

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