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South Asian J Cancer. 2012 Jul;1(1):5-8. doi: 10.4103/2278-330X.96490.

Oncology in Nepal.

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Department of Clinical Oncology, National Cancer Hospital, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal.


Nepal being a developing country is lagging behind in almost all its healthcare services and hence Oncology is also in its primitive stages. In this review, effort is being made to outline the historical perspectives regarding evolution of Oncology in Nepal, with a brief overview of cancer scenario in the country. This review also highlights the challenges, constraints and successes that are associated in initiation and nurturing of Oncology in developing countries. It also emphasizes the history, current status, challenges of academic training in oncology and also portrays the effort of various national and international organisations and government trying to achieve recent advancements and expensive modern technology.


Cancer; cancer treatment; developing country; oncology

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