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Cancer management in the Pacific region: a report on innovation and good practice

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Cancer management in the Pacific region: a report on innovation and good practice

The Lancet Oncology

Fecha de publicación: 5 August 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30414-0

Autores: Prof Alec Ekeroma, PhD., Rachel Dyer, MBChB., Prof Neal Palafox, MD., Kiki Maoate, MBChB., Jane Skeen, MBChB., Sunia Foliaki, PhD., et al.

Background: Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) face the challenge of a growing cancer burden. In response to these challenges, examples of innovative practice in cancer planning, prevention, and treatment in the region are emerging, including regionalisation and coalition building in the US-affiliated Pacific nations, a point-of-care test and treat programme for cervical cancer control in Papua New Guinea, improving the management of children with cancer in the Pacific, and surgical workforce development in the region. For each innovation, key factors leading to its success have been identified that could allow the implementation of these new developments in other PICTs or regions outside of the Pacific islands.

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