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Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

; Editors: Frank A Sloan and Hellen Gelband.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10384-8ISBN-10: 0-309-10384-3

Excerpt

The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society—two organizations that have recognized the need to raise awareness about and take action against cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs)—asked the Institute of Medicine to conduct this study and provided the funding for it. The report calls for governments, health professionals, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and others in LMCs, with the help of the global health community, to achieve a better understanding of the current and future burden of cancer in LMCs and to take appropriate and feasible next steps in cancer control. Steps taken now—particularly in prevention—will be rewarded by curbing the growth in cancer rates. Steps taken toward establishing effective cancer diagnosis and treatment (i.e., cancer management), even if modest, can act as a nucleus from which development can grow.

Contents

This study was supported by Contract No. NO1-OD-4-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Cancer Institute and Grant No. 71685 between the National Academy of Sciences and the American Cancer Society.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK54030PMID: 21595106DOI: 10.17226/11797

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