Planning cancer control in Latin America and the Caribbean

Planning cancer control in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author Goss, Paul E. Google Scholar
Lee, Brittany L. Google Scholar
Badovinac-Crnjevic, Tanja Google Scholar
Strasser-Weippl, Kathrin Google Scholar
Chavarri-Guerra, Yanin Google Scholar
St Louis, Jessica Google Scholar
Villarreal-Garza, Cynthia Google Scholar
Unger-Saldana, Karla Google Scholar
Ferreyra, Mayra Google Scholar
Debiasi, Marcio Google Scholar
Liedke, Pedro E. R. Google Scholar
Touya, Diego Google Scholar
Werutsky, Gustavo Google Scholar
Higgins, Michaela Google Scholar
Fan, Lei Google Scholar
Vasconcelos, Claudia Google Scholar
Cazap, Eduardo Google Scholar
Vallejos, Carlos Google Scholar
Mohar, Alejandro Google Scholar
Knaul, Felicia Google Scholar
Arreola, Hector Google Scholar
Batura, Rekha Google Scholar
Luciani, Silvana Google Scholar
Sullivan, Richard Google Scholar
Finkelstein, Dianne Google Scholar
Simon, Sergio Daniel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barrios, Carlos Google Scholar
Kightlinger, Rebecca Google Scholar
Gelrud, Andres Google Scholar
Bychkovsky, Vladimir Google Scholar
Lopes, Gilberto Google Scholar
Stefani, Stephen Google Scholar
Blaya, Marcelo Google Scholar
Souza, Fabiano Hahn Google Scholar
Santos, Franklin Santana Google Scholar
Kaemmerer, Alberto Google Scholar
Azambuja, Evandro de Google Scholar
Cardona Zorilla, Andres Felipe Google Scholar
Murillo, Raul Google Scholar
Jeronimo, Jose Google Scholar
Tsu, Vivien Google Scholar
Carvalho, Andre Google Scholar
Gil, Carlos Ferreira Google Scholar
Sternberg, Cinthya Google Scholar
Duenas-Gonzalez, Alfonso Google Scholar
Sgroi, Dennis Google Scholar
Cuello, Mauricio Google Scholar
Fresco, Rodrigo Google Scholar
Reis, Rui Manuel Google Scholar
Masera, Guiseppe Google Scholar
Gabus, Raul Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Raul Google Scholar
Knust, Renata Google Scholar
Ismael, Gustavo Google Scholar
Rosenblatt, Eduardo Google Scholar
Roth, Berta Google Scholar
Villa, Luisa Google Scholar
Lara Solares, Argelia Google Scholar
Ximena Leon, Marta Google Scholar
Torres-Vigil, Isabel Google Scholar
Covarrubias-Gomez, Alfredo Google Scholar
Hernandez, Andres Google Scholar
Bertolino, Mariela Google Scholar
Schwartsmann, Gilberto Google Scholar
Santillana, Sergio Google Scholar
Esteva, Francisco Google Scholar
Fein, Luis Google Scholar
Mano, Max Google Scholar
Gomez, Henry Google Scholar
Hurlbert, Marc Google Scholar
Durstine, Alessandra Google Scholar
Azenha, Gustavo Google Scholar
Institution Massachusetts Gen Hosp
Harvard Univ
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Wilhelminen Hosp
Inst Nacl Ciencias Med & Nutr Salvador Zubiran
Inst Nacl Cancerol
Maria Curie Hosp
Hosp Mae Deus
Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio Grande do Sul
Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul
Univ Republica
Hosp Sao Lucas PUCRS
Grp Brasileiro Estudios Canc Mama
Minist Hlth
Inst Nacl Enfermedades Neoplas
Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico
Harvard Global Equity Initiat
Mexican Hlth Fdn
Tomatelo Pecho
Fdn Mexicana Salud
Kings Coll London
Pan Amer Hlth Org
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Brazilian Breast Canc Study Grp GBECAM
Univ Virginia
Univ Chicago
Johns Hopkins Singapore Int Med Ctr
Johns Hopkins Univ
Fundacao Unimed
East Jefferson Gen Hosp
Roche Diagnost Latin Amer
Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho Inst Canc
Inst Jules Bordet
Fdn Santa Fe
Barretos Canc Hosp
Inst Nacl Canc Jose Alencar Gomes da Silva
Insitituto Nacl Canc INCA
Univ Milano Bicocca
Hosp Maciel
St Jude Childrens Res Hosp
Univ Tennessee
Hosp Amaral Carvalho
Univ Buenos Aires
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ La Sabana
Univ Houston
Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr
Hosp Tornu FEMEBA Fdn
Icalma Fdn
GlaxoSmithKline Oncol
Hosp Sirio Libanes
Avon Fdn Breast Canc Crusade
Amer Canc Soc
Abstract Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, are overtaking infectious disease as the leading health-care threat in middle-income and low-income countries. Latin American and Caribbean countries are struggling to respond to increasing morbidity and death from advanced disease. Health ministries and health-care systems in these countries face many challenges caring for patients with advanced cancer: inadequate funding; inequitable distribution of resources and services; inadequate numbers, training, and distribution of health-care personnel and equipment; lack of adequate care for many populations based on socioeconomic, geographic, ethnic, and other factors; and current systems geared toward the needs of wealthy, urban minorities at a cost to the entire population. This burgeoning cancer problem threatens to cause widespread suffering and economic peril to the countries of Latin America. Prompt and deliberate actions must be taken to avoid this scenario. Increasing efforts towards prevention of cancer and avoidance of advanced, stage IV disease will reduce suffering and mortality and will make overall cancer care more affordable. We hope the findings of our Commission and our recommendations will inspire Latin American stakeholders to redouble their efforts to address this increasing cancer burden and to prevent it from worsening and threatening their societies.
Language English
Sponsor Avon Foundation, New York
Date 2013-04-01
Published in Lancet Oncology. New York: Elsevier Science Inc, v. 14, n. 5, p. 391-436, 2013.
ISSN 1470-2045 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 391-436
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000318679700008

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