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Title: Early detection of cancers common in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Relation: WHO Regional Publications, Eastern Mediterranean Series;40
Place of publication: Cairo
Language: English
Abstract: The impact of the growing burden of cancer in countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region is evident, and necessitates implementation of suitable and effective cancer control policies. Cancer control programmes should primarily target those cancers most responsible for the high burden of disease, that have major public health implications, and for which there is robust evidence that the systematic application of interventions will lead to a reduction in mortality in a cost-effective manner, in the context of the available health care resources. In the Region, national cancer control programmes should focus on five selected cancers - lung, colorectal, prostate and liver cancers in men; and breast, colorectal, liver and cervical cancers in women - that are amenable to control through specific strategies implemented at the population level
Description: 71 p.
Subject: Early Detection of Cancer
Early Diagnosis
Context: diagnosis
ISBN: 978-92-9022-178-4
ISSN: 1020-041X
978-92-9022-180-7 (Online)
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
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