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Author Organization, World Health
Title World Cancer Report 2008
Imprint Albany : World Health Organization, 2008
©2008
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Descript 1 online resource (508 pages)
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Note World Cancer Report 2008 -- Contributors -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- 1. Global Cancer Control -- 2. Etiology of Cancer -- 3. Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis -- 4. Acting for Prevention -- 5. Cancer Site by Site -- Contributors -- Subject index
"The World Cancer Report 2008" provides a unique global view of cancer. The global cancer burden doubled in the last thirty years of the twentieth century, and it is estimated that this will double again between 2000 and 2020 and nearly triple by 2030. Until recently, cancer was considered a disease of westernized, industrialized countries. Today the situation has changed dramatically, with the majority of the global cancer burden now found in low- and medium-resource countries. The greatest impact of this coming increase will fall on the low- and medium-resource countries, which frequently have a limited health budget and a high background level of communicable disease. Cancer treatment facilities are not universally available and life-saving therapies are frequently unavailable. The rapid increase in the cancer burden represents a real crisis for public health and health systems worldwide. A major issue will be how to find sufficient funds to treat all cancer patients effectively and provide palliative, supportive and terminal care for the large numbers of patients, and their relatives. "The World Cancer Report 2008" presents information on cancer patterns, diagnosis, causes and prevention concisely, clearly outlining the growing public health crisis. Yet although cancer is a great and growing devastating disease, it is largely preventable. Current priorities for global cancer control must include a focus on low- and medium-resource countries and the identification, delivery and evaluation of effective cancer control measures. Prevention research is of overwhelming importance. Translational research in its broadest sense is of paramount importance to cancer control, covering the spectrum from translating cutting-edge scientific discovery into new approaches to cancer treatment to translating knowledge of cancer risk factors into changes in
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Organization, World Health World Cancer Report 2008 Albany : World Health Organization,c2008 9789283204237
Subject Cancer -- Epidemiology.;Cancer -- Etiology.;Cancer -- Prevention.;World health
Electronic books
Alt Author Levin, Bernard
Cancer, International Agency for Research on
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