Cancer / Prevention
Neoplasms / prevention & control
Early Detection of Cancer
Neoplasms / therapy
Description / Table of Contents:
Part 1 : The cancer challenge -- 1. Cancer control and the burden of cancer / Mark Elwood, Simon Sutcliffe -- Part 2 : Prevention and screening -- 2. Active cancer prevention / Graham Colditz, Courtney Beers -- 3. Achieving behavioural changes in individuals and populations / David Hill, Helen Dixon -- 4. Early diagnosis and screening in cancer control / Anthony Miller -- Part 3 : Applying new knowledge
"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
xiv, 469 p. : ill.