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07 Foreword Dr Ala Alwan WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean

09 Introduction Ian Magrath and Tim Probart 

10 Cancer control survey 2015: What needs to be done to reach a 25% reduction in premature cancer mortality by 2025?


Cancer control planning

14 Making cancer control part of the national health agenda: The World Health Organization’s Country Cooperation Strategy and comprehensive cancer control planning Andreas Ullrich and Shambhu Prasad Acharya

20 Sponsored feature: Success in fighting the toughest cancers demands innovation Amgen

22 The International Cancer Control Partnership: Building capacity in cancer control planning Julie Torode, Kristina Collins, Brenda Kostelecky,  Rebecca Morton-Doherty, Lisa Stevens and Cynthia Vinson

28 Sponsored feature: AstraZeneca: Driving oncology collaboration in Asia  Susan Galbraith AstraZeneca

31 Cancer prevention and treatment in developing countries: Recommendations for action Thomas J Bollyky and Caroline Andridge


Cancer management

40 Growing demands to fight cancer in low- and middle-income countries: The response from IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, Babatope Akinwande, Dana Sacchetti, Diogo de Sousa Neves and Daniil Klubov

47 Sponsored feature: Bridging the radiotherapy education gap Varian Medical Systems

50 Treatment costs and new therapies Eduardo Cazap

54 Sponsored feature: Achieving sustainable access: A shared commitment John Ketchum, Novartis

57 The current status of palliative care in India MR Rajagopal

63 Sponsored feature: ISOPP: Promoting oncology pharmacy practice worldwide to improve patient care Rowena N Schwartz, ISOPP

65 Mobile technology in cancer control for emerging health systems: Digital divide or digital provide? Hani Eskandar, Mary-Anne Land, Virginia Arnold, Sameer Pujari, Vinayak M Prasad and Susannah Robinson


Cancer training and education

73 Developing a library of educational resources for the palliative care community Danny Burke, Fiona Rawlinson and Gordon McVie

79 A partnership model for the training and professional development of health-care staff in low-resource settings M Collins, E Burn and D Ritman


Disease-specific cancer control

88 Lung cancer in urban China Ya-Guang Fan, Hao Liang and Youlin Qiao

97 Prevention of hepatitis B-related liver fibrosis and liver cancer in Africa: The PROLIFICA project J Howell, Marfarlane-Burnet, Y Shimakawa, S Nayagam, S Taylor-Robinson and M Thursz


Paediatric cancer

104 Psychosocial care in paediatric oncology Claudia Epelman and Sidnei Epelman

111 Paediatric oncology nursing care in low- and middle-income countries: A need for baseline standards Sara Day, Julia Challinor, Rachel Hollis, Linda Abramovitz, Yuliana Hanaratri and Rehana Punjwani


Regional initiatives

118 WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): The Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties Laurent Huber

120 Decentralization of cancer care and hospital-based health technology assessments in Egypt Amr Shafik Saad, Abdalla Abo Taleb and Khaled Kamal

124 Regional cooperation in Latin America on cancer control: Moving from commitment to implementation Walter Paulo Zoss and Luis Antonio Santini

130 Plan Esperanza: A model for cancer prevention and control in Peru Tatiana Vidaurre, Julio Abugattas, Carlos Santos, Marga López, Henry Gómez, Edgar Amorin, Gustavo Sarria, Javier Manrique, Roxana Regalado, Duniska Tarco, Kavita Sarwal and  Simon Sutcliffe

138 The global Improvement of childhood cancer care in the Philippines Julius A Lecciones


International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research

146 INCTR and Acknowledgements