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Cancer: Cancer
By Susan Horton (editor), Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan (editor), Prabhat Jha (editor) and Hellen Gelband (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher World Bank
Publication date November 9, 2015
Pages 341
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781464803499
ISBN-10 1464803498
Dimensions 1 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Volume 3, Cancer, presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers. The DCP3 evaluation of cancer will indicate where cancer treatment is ineffective and wasteful, and offer alternative cancer care packages that are cost-effective and suited to low-resource settings. Main messages from the volume include:
-Quality matters in all aspects of cancer treatment and palliation.
-Cancer registries that track incidence, mortality, and survival – paired with systems to capture causes of death are important to understanding the national cancer burden and the effect of interventions over time.
-Effective interventions exist at a range of prices. Adopting 'resource appropriate' measures which allow the most effective treatment for the greatest number of people will be advantageous to countries.
-Prioritizing resources toward early stage and curable cancers is likely to have the greatest health impact in low income settings.
-Research prioritization is no longer just a global responsibility.

Providing cancer treatment requires adequate numbers of trained healthcare professionals and infrastructure beyond what is available in most LMICs, especially low income countries. Careful patient monitoring is a requirement of good quality cancer care and this often involves laboratory tests in addition to clinical examination. Even if financing were immediately available to build or expand a cancer control system, reaching capacity will take many years.

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3 edition from World Bank (November 9, 2015); titled "Cancer: Cancer"
9781464803499 | details & prices | 341 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Volume 3, Cancer, presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers.

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