Cancer  Control 2014


07 Foreword Margaret Chan World Health Organization

09 Introduction Ian Magrath and Tim Probart  


Cancer control planning

12 Non-communicable diseases in the developing world  Baroness Jenkin House of Lords, UK Parliament


17 Chronic conditions rising in low- and middle-income countries: The case of cancer control Silvia Franceschi and Freddie Bray IARC

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

26 Beyond the Millennium Development Goals: Positioning cancer control in the post-2015 agenda Cary Adams and Rebecca Morton Doherty UICC 

31 ESMO’s Global Cancer Task Force: Promoting cancer and non-communicable disease control worldwide  Jose M Martin-Moreno, Eduardo Cazap and David J Kerr ESMO

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


Risk factors

40 One billion deaths: Time to take the global tobacco control treaty seriously Laurent Huber Framework Convention Alliance

43 Global tobacco use and cancer: Findings and solutions from The Tobacco Atlas Michael P Eriksen, Amy L Nyman and Carrie F Whitney Georgia State University 


Cancer management

50 Women’s reproductive health in transition:  The overlapping challenge of breast and  cervical cancer  Felicia M Knaul, Afsan Bhadelia, Hector Arreola-Ornelas, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Danielle Rodin, Rifat Atun, Ana Langer and Julio Frenk Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Mexican Health Foundation,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health

60 Building capacity for cancer treatment in low-income countries with particular reference to East Africa Ian Magrath and Simon Sutcliffe 



67  Early detection of colorectal cancer at primary care level health services  Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Parimal J Jivarajan and You-Lin Qiao IARC, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

73 Radiotherapy in global cancer control Mary Gospodarowicz UICC

77 Sponsored feature: New cancer care horizons in South Africa: A radiotherapy vision for a continent Elekta

78 International cancer control congresses: Do they get us closer to the goals of population–based cancer control? Simon B Sutcliffe, Kavita Sarwal, Catherine G Sutcliffe Jon Kerner and Edward Trapido International Cancer Control Congress Canada  and Louisiana State University


Disease-specific cancer control

84 Visual inspection of the cervix: Progress to date and the rationale for continued investment Vivien Davis Tsu and Jose Jeronimo PATH

91 Strategies to improve Kaposi sarcoma outcomes (SIKO): An educational intervention in Zimbabwe Margaret Borok, James Hakim, Jean Kutner and Thomas Campbell, Samantha MaWhinney and Eric A Simões University of Zimbabwe and University of Colorado


98 Should mammographic screening be introduced in low- and middle-income countries?  Robert Burton and Robin Bell Monash University


Paediatric and adolescent cancer

106 Improving paediatric cancer care in low- and middle-income countries: The experience of the St Jude International Outreach Program  Raul C Ribeiro St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

111 Retinoblastoma: An exemplary tumour in young children that can be cured in low-income countries Pierre Bey, Fousseyni Traore, Fatoumata Sylla, Gabrielle Chenge,  Julien Ilunga, Robert Lukamba, Laurence Desjardins, Isabelle Aerts and Pascal Sirignano AMCC, CHU Gabriel Touré, IOTA, Lubumbashi University, Institut Curie and Cabinet Prothelm


Palliative care

116 Palliative care as a human right  Liz Gwyther World Palliative Care Alliance

122 Integrating palliative care into a children’s oncology service in India Gayatri Palat and Stuart Brown INCTR Canada


Regional initiatives

126 Priorities for cancer prevention and control in Zimbabwe  Anna Mary Nyakabau Parirenyatwa Hospital

131 Cancer screening and prevention in China Le-Ni Kang and You-Lin Qiao National Cancer  Centre of China

134 The under-used role of the Bulgarian National Cancer Registry in cancer control Nadya Dimitrova Bulgarian National Cancer Registry

138 Multisectoral initiatives in cancer control: Fare concessions for cancer patients on Indian railways  Rajender Kataria and Mark Lodge Indian Ministry  of Railways and INCTR UK

141 OERC–India inaugurated at the Indian Cancer Congress in New Dehli  Lawrence S Lessin, Madhavan V Pillai, Savitri Singh-Carlson and Jeanne Sewell OERC


International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research

146 About INCTR

150 INCTR branches and governing council

151 Partner institutions in developing countries

152 Partners and acknowledgements