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Cancer Control


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1 - The cancer challenge 1: M Elwood, S Sutcliffe: Cancer control and the burden of cancer 2 - Prevention and screening 2: G Colditz, C Beers: Active cancer prevention 3: D Hill, H Dixon: Achieving behavioural changes in individuals and populations 4: A Miller: Early diagnosis and screening in cancer control 3 - Applying new research 5: J Kerner: Integrating science with service in cancer control: closing the gap between discovery and delivery 6: A Burchell, E Franco: The impact of immunization on cancer control: the example of HPV vaccination 4 - Improving patient care 7: M Richards: Improving cancer services: the approach taken in England 8: GP Browman, M Brouwers, B Fervers, C Sawka: Population-based cancer control and the role of guidelines - towards a 'systems' approach 9: M Barton, G Delaney: The optimal provision of cancer treatment services 10: S O'Reilly, J Venkatesh: Managing the cost of new therapies: the challenge of funding new drugs 11: M Jefford: Community supports for people affected by cancer 12: S Bush, E Bruera: Improving quality of life 13: A Leis, S Sagar, M Verhoef, L Balneaves, D Seely, D Oneschuk: Shifting the paradigm: from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to integrative oncology 14: G Thompson, C Ens, H Chochinov: Patient centred supportive and palliative care Part 5 - Integrated cancer control 15: S Sutcliffe: From cancer care to cancer control: organization of population-based cancer control systems 16: P Kelly, W Friedman, T Addis, M Elwood, C Neil, M Sarner, S Sutcliffe: Getting the public involved in cancer control - doing something besides worrying 17: L Caron: Organizational structures for cancer control 18: A Micheli, P Baili, R Ciampichini, A Verdecchia: Evaluating the outcomes of cancer control 19: S Peacock, L Hedden, C Mitton: Priority setting methods and cancer control 20: L Schwartz: Ethics and the idea of cancer control 21: R Burton, J Leowski Jr, M de Courten: Integrating cancer control with control of other non-communicable diseases 22: I Magrath: Cancer control in developing countries 23: S Sutcliffe, M Elwood: Strengthening the global community for cancer control

About the Author

Dr Mark Elwood is an epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist and currently Vice-President of Family and Community Oncology at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada. His varied career has included professorial positions at the University of Nottingham, England, and the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; and being Director of the National Cancer Control Initiative in Australia. He has been extensively involved in research and programme development in cancer prevention and screening, including the development of screening programmes for breast cancer in New Zealand and for colorectal cancer in Australia and Canada. His major research has been on melanoma, as well as on other cancers and birth defects. He has committed to evidence-based health care and the use of scientific knowledge in policy development. Dr Sutcliffe graduated with honours from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1970. Following training positions at St Bartholomew's, Hammersmith (Royal Postgraduate Medical School) and Oxford in the areas of internal medicine and medical oncology, he completed his Doctoral thesis at London University. He was a staff oncologist and member of the senior scientific staff of the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital 1982-1989, the Vice President Oncology Programs 1989-1993, Professor of Radiology, University of Toronto (1989-1996), and the President and CEO of OCI/PMH 1994-1996. Between 1996 and 2000, Dr Sutcliffe was Vice President at the BC Cancer Agency with responsibility for the Vancouver Cancer Centre, academic development in oncology with the University of British Columbia and leadership of the Provincial Tumour Groups. Dr Sutcliffe was appointed President and CEO of the BC Cancer Agency (October 2000 - March 2009).


With the completion of this extremely ambitious endeavour, the editors have succeeded in producing a consoliated resource to understand and address the many important issues associated with cancer control. * Therese A. Dolecek, Doody's Notes *

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