Cancer Control 2014
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 2014, 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.
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Featured articles from Cancer Control 2014: (click title to go to full article)
Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Head Screening Group, Head Early Detection and Prevention Section, International Agency for Research on cancer, Lyon, France, Parimal J Jivarajani, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Community Oncology and Medical Records,...
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.
Felicia M Knaul, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Boston, Ma, Usa And Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Afsan Bhadelia, harvard global equity initiative, Boston, MA, USA and Harvard medical school, Boston, MA, USA; Hector Arreola-Ornelas, mexican health...
Tobacco use harms nearly every organ of the body and results in 6 million deaths annually. One in five cancer deaths is caused by smoking and the death and harm from smoking is preventable. While the relationship between tobacco and cancer is clear, it is further explained using statistics and findings from The Tobacco Atlas, a tobacco control tool and global reference for monitoring tobacco use prevalence, trends and statistics.
The primary goal of the ESMO Global Cancer Task Force is to make the case for better cancer screening and care within the broader agenda of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases.
In establishing a partnership to improve the radiation therapy situation in South Africa, Equra Health and Elekta are building a vision to change the radiotherapy landscape for an entire continent.
By 2050, the global cancer burden is expected to grow to 27 million new cancer cases and 17.5 million cancer deaths per year, according to the American Cancer Society. There is a stark inequality in access to radiotherapy treatments depending where in the world you live.
Eliminating cancer as a cause of death is a bold ambition. But it is at the front and centre of our thoughts as we devise new ways of redefining cancer treatment and restoring the lives of patients.
With the expiry date of the Millennium Development Goals fast approaching in 2015, the cancer community has a unique opportunity to influence the framework for the successor development goals, and ensure that cancer prevention and control are no longer sidelined.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The number of new cancer cases is predicted to rise to over 20 million worldwide by 2025
Sir Richard Peto is Professor of Medical Statistics & Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. In 1975, he set up the Clincial Trial Service Unit in the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University, of which he and Rory Collins are now co-directors
The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the governments’ response to the global tobacco epidemic and a blueprint for preventing one billion deaths this century.