Establishment of a cancer surveillance programme : the South African experience

Show simple item record Singh, Elvira Ruff, P. Babb, Chantal Sengayi, Mazvita Beery, Moira Khoali, Lerato Kellett, Patricia Underwood, J. Michael 2016-08-30T13:40:18Z 2015-08
dc.description.abstract Cancer is projected to become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries in the future. However, cancer incidence in South Africa is largely under-reported because of a lack of nationwide cancer surveillance networks. We describe present cancer surveillance activities in South Africa, and use the International Agency for Research on Cancer framework to propose the development of four population-based cancer registries in South Africa. These registries will represent the ethnic and geographical diversity of the country. We also provide an update on a cancer surveillance pilot programme in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan District, and the successes and challenges in the implementation of the IARC framework in a local context. We examine the development of a comprehensive cancer surveillance system in a middle-income country, which might serve to assist other countries in establishing population-based cancer registries in a resource-constrained environment. en_ZA
dc.description.department School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-08-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Singh, E, Ruff, P, Babb, C, Sengayi, M, Beery, MP, Khoali, L, Kellet, P & Underwood, JM 2015, 'Establishment of a cancer surveillance programme : the South African experience', Lancet Oncology, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. e414-e421. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1470-2045 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1474-5488 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00162-X
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Lancet Oncology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Lancet Oncology, vol.16, no. 8, pp. e414-e421, 2015. doi : 10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00162-X. en_ZA
dc.subject Establishment en_ZA
dc.subject Cancer surveillance programme en_ZA
dc.subject South African experience en_ZA
dc.title Establishment of a cancer surveillance programme : the South African experience en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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