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Lancet. 2017 Feb 25;389(10071):871-880. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31393-9. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Changing global policy to deliver safe, equitable, and affordable care for women's cancers.

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1
Women's College Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: ophira.ginsburg@wchospital.ca.
2
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India.
3
International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France; University of Strathclyde Institute of Global Public Health @iPRI, Glasgow, UK.
4
Brunel University, London, UK.
5
Centre for Global Health Research & Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
6
Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank Group, Washington, DC, USA.
7
Cancer Institute Ion Chiricuta, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
8
Pontificia Universidad, Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
9
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
10
Oncoclinicas Group, São Paulo, Brazil; University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL, USA.
11
Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
12
Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Centre, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China; Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
13
James P Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
14
UNICEF, South Asia Regional Office, Kathmandu, Nepal.
15
Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.
16
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Aga Khan University, East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
17
NCI Centre for Global Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
18
Initiative on Islam and Medicine and Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
19
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre, King's Centre for Global Health, King's Health Partners and King's College London, UK.
20
Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre, King's Centre for Global Health, King's Health Partners and King's College London, UK.

Abstract

Breast and cervical cancer are major threats to the health of women globally, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. Radical progress to close the global cancer divide for women requires not only evidence-based policy making, but also broad multisectoral collaboration that capitalises on recent progress in the associated domains of women's health and innovative public health approaches to cancer care and control. Such multisectoral collaboration can serve to build health systems for cancer, and more broadly for primary care, surgery, and pathology. This Series paper explores the global health and public policy landscapes that intersect with women's health and global cancer control, with new approaches to bringing policy to action. Cancer is a major global social and political priority, and women's cancers are not only a tractable socioeconomic policy target in themselves, but also an important Trojan horse to drive improved cancer control and care.

PMID:
27814964
DOI:
10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31393-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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