Learning lessons from cancer centers in low-and middle-income countries

Brenda Kostelecky, Edward L. Trimble, Kishor Bhatia

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

Infectious Agents and Cancer is introducing a new section on Cancer Centers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries intended to provide the oncology community with detailed information about lessons learned in cancer control in resource-limited settings. The growing burden of cancer and the high rates of infection-related cancers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) argue for exploring the successes and challenges of cancer centers in low-resource settings. Detailed analyses are needed on how successful cancer centers have developed and managed such key components as strategic partnerships, trained cancer professionals, sustainable funding, appropriate technology, and research capacity. Many examples exist wherein local cancer centers have made significant progress and as such, the series will provide a platform to showcase detailed features of cancer institutes in LMICs and provide valuable information for those seeking to replicate successful models and to help invigorate efforts to build cancer capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number44
JournalInfectious Agents and Cancer
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cancer Research

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Learning lessons from cancer centers in low-and middle-income countries'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this