Cancer Control

Hardcover | January 23, 2010

EditorJ. Mark Elwood, Simon B. Sutcliffe

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Cancer control is the term applied to the development of integrated population-based approaches to reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer and to minimize its impact on affected individuals and on the community. It covers a spectrum of prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment, andsupportive and palliative care. It emphasizes the application of new knowledge gained through research to achieve current best practice. Cancer control has become a political priority in many countries in recent years, with the evolution of both national and regional cancer control strategic plans.The integrated nature of cancer control, involving a wide spectrum of health care professionals, researchers, and health managers and planners, is reflected in this multi-disciplinary text, which is the first in this rapidly developing field.

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Cancer control is the term applied to the development of integrated population-based approaches to reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer and to minimize its impact on affected individuals and on the community. It covers a spectrum of prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment, andsupportive and palliative care. It emphasiz...

Dr Mark Elwood is an epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist and currently Vice-President of Family and Community Oncology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada. His varied career has included professorial positions at the University of Nottingham, England, and the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Ze...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.06 inPublished:January 23, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550174

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Part 1 - The cancer challenge1. M Elwood, S Sutcliffe: Cancer control and the burden of cancerPart 2 - Prevention and screening2. G Colditz, C Beers: Active cancer prevention3. D Hill, H Dixon: Achieving behavioural changes in individuals and populations4. A Miller: Early diagnosis and screening in cancer controlPart 3 - Applying new research5. J Kerner: Integrating science with service in cancer control: closing the gap between discovery and delivery6. A Burchell, E Franco: The impact of immunization on cancer control: the example of HPV vaccinationPart 4 - Improving patient care7. M Richards: Improving cancer services: the approach taken in England8. GP Browman, M Brouwers, B Fervers, C Sawka: Population-based cancer control and the role of guidelines - towards a 'systems' approach9. M Barton, G Delaney: The optimal provision of cancer treatment services10. S O'Reilly, J Venkatesh: Managing the cost of new therapies: the challenge of funding new drugs11. M Jefford: Community supports for people affected by cancer12. S Bush, E Bruera: Improving quality of life13. A Leis, S Sagar, M Verhoef, L Balneaves, D Seely, D Oneschuk: Shifting the paradigm: from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to integrative oncology14. G Thompson, C Ens, H Chochinov: Patient centred supportive and palliative carePart 5 - Integrated cancer control15. S Sutcliffe: From cancer care to cancer control: organization of population-based cancer control systems16. P Kelly, W Friedman, T Addis, M Elwood, C Neil, M Sarner, S Sutcliffe: Getting the public involved in cancer control - doing something besides worrying17. L Caron: Organizational structures for cancer control18. A Micheli, P Baili, R Ciampichini, A Verdecchia: Evaluating the outcomes of cancer control19. S Peacock, L Hedden, C Mitton: Priority setting methods and cancer control20. L Schwartz: Ethics and the idea of cancer control21. R Burton, J Leowski Jr, M de Courten: Integrating cancer control with control of other non-communicable diseases22. I Magrath: Cancer control in developing countries23. S Sutcliffe, M Elwood: Strengthening the global community for cancer control