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
ASCO and the Conquer Cancer Foundation: A Global Oncology Community Sharing Knowledge to Improve Patient Care
Doug Pyle, Senior Director, International Affairs, ASCO and Nancy Daly, Executive Director, Conquer Cancer Foundation The shortage of health care workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), particularly in the field of oncology, is especially acute. The...
Cancer is among the most preventable and the most curable of the major chronic life-threatening diseases. Each year, nearly 13 million people develop cancer, and without intervention, the number of new cancer cases is projected to rise to 22.2 million by 2030.
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.
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.
The Challenges of Providing Access to Cancer Care: Jordan, a Success Story from the heart of the Developing World
HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General, King Hussein Cancer Foundation,Amman, Jordan The term “access to cancer care” is somewhat simplistic. It gives the impression that all a cancer patient has to do is to walk into a chemotherapy/radiotherapy facility and there...
The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is committed to creating awareness of the extent of cancer in Africa and to ensuring that programmes to prevent, diagnose, treat and palliate cancer in Africa are firmly on the continent’s health agenda.