Can We Treat Cancer for a Dollar a Day? Guidelines for Low-Income Countries David J. Kerr and Rachel Midgley N Engl J Med 2010; 363:801-803
Bending the cost curve in cancer care. by Smith TJ, Hillner BE. N Engl J Med. 2011 May 26;364(21):2060-5. free full text Annual direct costs for cancer care are projected to rise — from $104 billion in 20061 to over $173 billion in 2020 and beyond.2 This increase has been driven by a dramatic rise in both the cost of therapy3 and the extent of care.4 (...)
CANCER CONTROL OPPORTUNITIES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES by Frank A. Sloan and Hellen Gelband and the Board on Global Health has been published THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C. It provides a remarkable reveiw on this topics as well as a detailed of the situation in Malaysia and Tanzania. The list of the chapters is copied (...)
by Franco Cavalli Nature Clinical Practice Oncology (2006) 3, 582-583 Nature Clinical Practice Oncology (2006) 3, 582-583 Received 22 March 2006 | Accepted 10 July 2006 Cancer in the developing world: can we avoid the disaster? Franco Cavalli Correspondence International Union Against Cancer, 62 Route de Frontenex, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland (...)
A recent short article has been publisehd in the Lancet Oncology (Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 279 - 281, April 2013) entitled Challenges for paediatric oncology in Africa The authors Mhamed Harif , Fousseyni Traoré, Laila Hessissen, Claude Moreira, Jean-Jacques Atteby are all members of the GFAOP and 2 are member of MGHI Tremendous progress has been (...)
In a recent article entitled Delivery of cancer care in rural India: Experiences of establishing a rural comprehensive cancer care facility published in the Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol , Pr Banavali from the Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai, India reports an interesting experience of establishement of a a rural comprehensive (...)
This is a very interesting editorial-like paper published recently in Pediatric Blood and Cancer about corruption and its impact on medical care in children with cancer living in low income countries. This topic is almost a taboo, or maybe neglected because we lack hard data. Anyhow as concluded by the authors : One cannot change what is not acknowledged...
this is a recent editorial published in the New England Journal Of Medicien by Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D., and Daniela Lamas, M.D. following the the UN Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases. Free full text can be found here.
In the last issue of Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, the editor in Chief, Lisa Hutchinson has written an editorial on metronomics following the Metronomic@Mumbai meeting entitled : Metronomics — an alternative P4 medicine.. She proposes an alternative global version of the 4P oncology : Pragmatic, Practical, Proactive and(re)Purposed medicine. The (...)
Moving cancer up the global health agenda The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9731, Page 2051, 12 June 2010 full text here