Journal of Cancer Epidemiology

Cancer Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries


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1Public Health Foundation of India, Haryana, India

2National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA


Cancer Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Description

Cancer is a rising problem in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the world. Although LMICs bear a major share of the burden of cancer, very few LMICs have a comprehensive cancer prevention strategy in place. This leads to a high proportion of patients presenting at tertiary care centers at late stages of cancer, when treatment is most difficult and costly. In the absence of adequate treatment capacity in most LMICs, patients presenting at later stages significantly increase the burden of disease. Lack of palliative care compounds this situation further resulting in an unfortunate scenario where a diagnosis of cancer is equated with death in most LMICs. With reducing levels of infectious diseases and rising life expectancies, LMICs are recognizing that cancer needs to become a health priority. However, the essential steps required to prevent cancer and avoid the later consequences are still lacking emphasis.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will highlight some of the initiatives that are under way or must be taken to prevent cancer in LMICs. These articles should have the potential to stimulate further research in cancer prevention in LMICs and will create a repository of researchers who are working in this area across the various LMICs in the world.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer awareness and education
  • Screening for precancerous lesions
  • Early detection of cancer
  • Interventions for cancer prevention including vaccination
  • Barriers to cancer prevention
  • Novel technologies for cancer prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, or treatment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8312064
  • - Editorial

Cancer Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Subhojit Dey | Preet K. Dhillon | Preetha Rajaraman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7121527
  • - Review Article

Role of Private Enterprise in Cancer Control in Low to Middle Income Countries

Chukwumere E. Nwogu | Martin Mahoney | ... | Arthur M. Michalek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7680523
  • - Research Article

Promoter Methylation and mRNA Expression of Response Gene to Complement 32 in Breast Carcinoma

Ebrahim Eskandari-Nasab | Mohammad Hashemi | Firoozeh Rafighdoost
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7284303
  • - Research Article

The Influences of Health Insurance and Access to Information on Prostate Cancer Screening among Men in Dominican Republic

Joseph Kangmennaang | Isaac Luginaah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2606805
  • - Research Article

Prostate Cancer Screening in Jamaica: Results of the Largest National Screening Clinic

Belinda F. Morrison | William Aiken | ... | Marvin Reid
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7962502
  • - Research Article

What Prevents Men Aged 40–64 Years from Prostate Cancer Screening in Namibia?

Joseph Kangmennaang | Paul Mkandawire | Isaac Luginaah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 387896
  • - Research Article

The Prevalence of HIV in Cancer Patients at the Surgical Oncology Unit of Donka University Hospital of Conakry (Guinea)

Bangaly Traore | Thierno Souleymane Bah | ... | Naby Daouda Camara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 849416
  • - Research Article

Patterns of Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Thyroid in Two Wilayahs of Northeastern Algeria

Mona Guidoum | Hind Kherfi-Kadi | ... | Zihad Bouslama
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