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Title Cancer control / edited by J. Mark Elwood, Simon B. Sutcliffe
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 469 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contributors; Part 1 The cancer challenge; 1 Cancer control and the burden of cancer; Part 2 Prevention and screening; 2 Active cancer prevention; 3 Achieving behavioural changes in individuals and populations; 4 Early diagnosis and screening in cancer control; Part 3 Applying new knowledge; 5 Integrating science with service in cancer control: closing the gap between discovery and delivery; 6 The impact of immunization on cancer control: the example of HPV vaccination; Part 4 Optimizing patient care; 7 Improving cancer services: the approach taken in England
Summary "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, and supportive 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cancer -- Prevention.
Health planning.
Health promotion.
Neoplasms -- prevention & control
Early Detection of Cancer
Neoplasms -- therapy
Health Planning
Health Promotion
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Cancer -- Prevention.
Health planning.
Health promotion.
Krebs Medizin
Krebs -- Prävention.
Form Electronic book
Author Elwood, J. Mark
Sutcliffe, Simon B., 1946-
ISBN 9780191575624