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Title: Cancer prevention in asia: Resource-stratified guidelines from the asian oncology summit 2013
Authors: Arb aroon Lertkhachonsuk
Cheng Har Yip
Thiravud Khuhaprema
Ding Shinn Chen
Martyn Plummer
Sun Ha Jee
Masakazu Toi
Sarikapan Wilailak
Mahidol University
Sime Darby Medical Centre
National Cancer Institute Thailand
National Taiwan University Hospital
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Yonsei University
Kyoto University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2013
Citation: The Lancet Oncology. Vol.14, No.12 (2013)
Abstract: With economic growth in Asia, cancer has become increasingly prominent as a major health problem. However, discrepancies in infrastructure, economics, and development exist within and between Asian countries. We assess means of primary and secondary prevention for cervical, breast, colorectal, and hepatocellular cancer, and offer recommendations according to resource levels. Primary prevention by health education, lifestyle modification, and avoidance of risk factors should be made available at all resource levels. When resources allow, human papillomavirus and hepatitis B vaccinations should be given to reduce the risk of cervical and hepatocellular cancer, and genetic testing should be offered to detect increased susceptibility to colorectal and breast cancer. Secondary prevention by effective yet affordable screening for precancerous lesions or by early detection of cancer should be offered, followed by appropriate treatment. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 14745488
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