Cancer Control 2013

Cancer Control 2013

According to World Health Organization statistics, more than 60% of cancer deaths occur in the developing world, bringing suffering and tragedy to those afflicted. Cancer Control 2013, produced in association with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, brings together articles, case-studies, opinion and experience on the scale of cancer prevalence in emerging health systems and how professionals are confronting the disease. For featured articles click the boxes below, otherwise for an index of articles from the 2013 edition of Cancer Care 2013, please click here

Featured articles from Cancer Control 2013

Early Detection of Cancer in primary care in less-developed countries

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)

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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