Challenges for cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya: Policy implications
Publication date: Available online 28 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Dinah Kassaman, Rachel Wangari Kimani, Adelaide Lusambili (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

How the resource allocation and inpatient behavior affect the expenditures of terminal malignant tumor patients?
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Fen Li, Bifan Zhu, Peimin Sang, Chunlin Jin (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Publication rate and characteristics of cancer clinical trials in india
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Vinay Mathew Thomas, Vineeth Mathew John, Swetha Ann Alexander, Arya Mariam Roy, Aju Mathew (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Preface to the NZ series on cancer control” [J. Cancer 23 (March) (2020) 100223]
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): D. Sarfati, Christopher G.C.A. Jackson (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A right to be forgotten for cancer survivors: a legal development expected to reflect the medical progresses in the fight against cancer
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Grazia Scocca, Françoise Meunier (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Optimal Care Pathways: a national policy to improve quality of cancer care and address inequalities in cancer outcomes
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Rebecca J. Bergin, Kathryn Whitfield, Victoria White, Roger L. Milne, Jon D. Emery, Anna Boltong, David Hill, Paul Mitchell, David Roder, Euan Walpole, Luc te Marvelde, Robert J.S. Thomas (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Minimizing transmission of COVID-19 while delivering optimal cancer care in a National Cancer Centre
Publication date: September 2020Source: Journal of Cancer Policy, Volume 25Author(s): Jianbang Chiang, Valerie Shiwen Yang, Shuting Han, Qingyuan Zhuang, Gideon Ooi, Iris Huili Sin, Gail Wan Ying Chua, Si Ying Tan, Claramae Shulyn Chia, Veronique Kiak-Mien Tan, Patricia Soek Hui Neo, Jin Wei Kwek, Swee Peng Yap, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Soon Thye Lim, William Ying Khee Hwang, Chee Kian Tham (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum to “Are essential medicines available, reliable and affordable in low-middle income countries?” [J. Cancer Policy 19 (March) (2019) 100180]
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Tim Eden, Elizabeth Burns, Piera Freccero, Lorna Renner, Vivian Paintsil, Mae Dolendo, Trisha Scanlan, Aye Aye Khaing, Martha Pina, Afiqul Islam, Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Francine Kouya, Elizabeth Molyneux (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Erratum to “Efficiency and productivity of cancer care in Europe” [J. Cancer Policy 21C (September) (2019) 100194]
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Rikard Althin, Rolf Färe, Katarina Gralén, Shawna Grosskopf, Bengt Jönsson, Nils Wilking (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - July 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Promoting evidence-based practices for breast cancer care through web-based collaborative learning
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): M.K. Cira, R. Tesfay, J.A. Zujewski, D.T. Sinulingga, S. Aung, K. Mwakatobe, N. Lasebikan, B. Nkegoum, K. Duncan, A. Dvaladze (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patterns of cancer care in Sri Lanka: Assessing care provision and unmet needs through an electronic database
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Don Thiw.a Wijeratne, Sanjeeva Gunasekara, Christopher M Booth, Hasitha Promod, Sanjeewa Seneviratne (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Primary Care Physicians and Cancer Care in Pakistan: a Short Narrative
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Muhammad Mohsin Ali, Muhammad Abbas Khokhar, Humna Naseer Ahmed (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Can innovation increase the therapeutic options but accentuate the inequalities in the healthcare system?
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Ana Paula Drummond-Lage, Cassia Rita PereiraVeiga, Claudimar Pereira da Veiga, Andreia Cristina Melo, Alberto Julius Alves Wainstein (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

“Magnitude of Clinical Benefit” of solid tumour drugs and their real-world application in the Austrian health care setting
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Nicole Grössmann, Martin Robausch, Wolfgang Willenbacher, Sarah Wolf, Judit Simon, Claudia Wild (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Financial burden and financial toxicity in patients with colorectal, gastro-oesophageal, and pancreatobiliary cancers: a UK study
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Nicola Flaum, George Papaxoinis, Kimberley Hockenhull, Jorge Barrusio, Alison Backen, David Cunningham, Wasat Mansoor (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Liability of clinical oncologists and the COVID-19 emergency: between hopes and concerns
Publication date: Available online 9 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Vittorio Gebbia, Roberto Bordonaro, Livio Blasi, Dario Piazza, Alessandro Pellegrino, Carmelo Iacono, Massimiliano Spada, Paolo Tralongo, Alberto Firenze (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 11, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Understanding the link between health systems and cancer survival: a novel methodological approach using a system-level conceptual model
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Melanie Morris, Susan Landon, Irene Reguilon, John Butler, Martin McKee, Ellen Nolte (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - June 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Is Radiation Oncology in India today ready to meet the challenge of increasing cancer incidence? India: Cancer epidemiology and cancer control programme
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Supriya Mallick, Prashanth Giridhar (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Time trends and age-period-cohort analysis of cervical cancer mortality rate in Brazil
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Diego Hernan Giunta, Mirian Carvalho de Souza, Maria Beatriz Kneipp Dias, Moyses Szklo, Liz Maria de Almeida (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - May 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Patient Navigation and Cancer-related Care: Policy Solutions to Improve Access to Pennsylvania’s Complex System of Care
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Nirmal A. Ahuja, Sol M. Rodríguez-Colón, Sara Costalas, Eugene J. Lengerich (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - May 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

New lung cancer treatments in Brazil, inequalities in patient access between the private and public health systems and differences in market access compared with the USA
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Tatiane Bomfim Ribeiro, Daniela Oliveira de Melo, Silvana Márcia Bruschi Kelles, Moacyr Roberto Cuce Nobre (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - May 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Impact of organized colorectal cancer screening programs on screening uptake and screening inequalities: A study of systematic- and patient-reliant programs in Canada
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Alexandra Blair, Lise Gauvin, Erin C. Strumpf, Geetanjali D. Datta (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - April 25, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Hospitalization costs of breast cancer before and after the implementation of the Health Sector Evolution Plan (HSEP), Iran, 2017: a retrospective single-centre study
Publication date: Available online 15 April 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Abolhasan Afkar, Somayeh Heydari, Habib Jalilian, Abolghasem Pourreza, Abdolhosein Emami Sigaroudi (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Using both clinical research and population-based cancer registry in long-term research- a case study using EORTC trials and The Dutch National Cancer Registry (IKNL)
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Lifang Liu, Anouk Neven, Francesco Giusti, Maja V. Maraldo, Paul Meijnders, Igor Aurer, Catherine Fortpied, Laurence Collette, Otto Visser (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - March 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A pilot study of a video-based educational intervention and knowledge of cervical cancer among senior high school students in Ghana: A before-after study
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Cancer Policy, Volume 24Author(s): Ama G. Ampofo, Shirley A. Gyamfuaah, Nancy S. Opoku, Sabina O. Owusu, Mary B. IbitoyeAbstractBackgroundCervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. Cervical cancer screening in Ghana begins at 25 years, however, screening uptake is very low. High rates of information and communication technology use in Ghana present an opportunity for raising adolescents’ cervical cancer awareness and screening uptake.ObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the effect of a video-based educationa...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Preface to the NZ series on Cancer Control
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): D. Sarfati, C. Jackson (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Priorities on rare cancers’ policy in National Cancer Control Plans (NCCPs): a review conducted within the framework of EU-JARC Joint-Action
ConclusionsThe scarce presence of RCs in most of NCCPs may indicate low visibility and limited political understanding of their specificities. The critical issues emerging from the analysis are intended to improving the national policy frameworks addressing RC challenges and to place the NCCPs as strategic documents that must play a key role in this process. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Moving Towards an Evidence-Informed Cancer Control Strategy: A Scoping Review of Oncology Research in Kenya
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Veronica Manduku, Mina Akhavan, Gershim Asiki, Nathan R. Brand, Mishka K. Cira, Zeinab Gura, Damazo T. Kadengye, Alfred Karagu, Alicia A. Livinski, Helen Meme, Catherine KyobutungiAbstractIn 2017, the Kenya Ministry of Health launched the National Cancer Control Strategy 2017–2022. A scoping review of oncology research in Kenya was conducted to understand the scope of, and gaps in, existing research and inform the development of the national cancer research agenda. PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, and Global Health databases w...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of a Video-Based Intervention and Knowledge of Cervical Cancer Among Senior High School Students in Ghana – A Before After Study
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Ama G. Ampofo, Shirley A. Gyamfuaah, Nancy S. Opoku, Sabina O. Owusu, Mary B. IbitoyeAbstractBackgroundCervical cancer is the second most common cancer and leading cause of cancer deaths amongst women in Ghana. Cervical cancer screening in Ghana begins at 25 years, however, screening uptake is very low. High rates of information and communication technology use in Ghana present an opportunity for raising adolescents’ cervical cancer awareness and screening uptake.ObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the effect of a video-based ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Status of Cancer Publications in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
This study evaluates the status and number of publications addressing cancers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). All publications about cancer as a research topic in three cities of the KRI were retrieved from local journals, and the ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed databases up to December 2019. Out of the net total of 269 studies conducted, including both local and international publications, 40.5% were reported from Sulaimani, followed by 37.9% from Erbil, and 21.6% from Duhok. In international journals the highest percentage of studies concerned Sulaimani 25.3%, with 46.2% of these records being in PubMed, fo...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer care at a crossroads: Realising the potential in primary care in New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): John McMenaminAbstractThe recently published New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019–2029 identifies important roles for primary care including early detection, management of chronic conditions and comorbidities, and supporting people to live well with and beyond cancer. Presentations for cancer are different in primary than secondary care, and primary specific knowledge and skills are required. Education focused on clinical practice needs to be backed up by primary care research. Opportunities to improve cancer outcomes include ...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Addressing cancer inequities for indigenous populations: The New Zealand story
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Jason K. Gurney, Shelley Campbell, Stephanie Turner, Nina ScottAbstractThe Indigenous Māori population of New Zealand experience greater cancer incidence, greater mortality, and poorer survival outcomes than the non-Māori population. The drivers of these inequities are complex, but include poorer access to timely diagnosis, less timely access to treatment and differences in the quality of care received. Upstream, the drivers of these proximal factors include historical trauma caused by colonisation and institutionalised racism &n...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

A critical Tiriti analysis of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy
ConclusionsWe recommend that future cancer control strategies in Aotearoa be developed with te Tiriti and tikanga (Māori protocols) as the central considerations. Strengthening Indigenous content in policy is likely to improve the efficacy of health policy for Indigenous peoples and reorientate health policy to address enduring health inequities. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Context of cancer control in New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Diana Sarfati, Christopher JacksonAbstractCancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and the burden of cancer is growing. The number of people who will be diagnosed with cancer will continue to increase and the costs of cancer care are sky-rocketing beyond our capacity to afford it. Cancer outcomes vary depending on where you live and New Zealand’s survival rates are falling behind those in comparable countries. New Zealand leads the world in terms of colorectal cancer and melanoma incidence, with prostate, breast, a...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The state of cancer prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand: Slow progress requires political leadership and investment for health and equity
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): L.N. Signal, R. Edwards, R. Gage, N. Jackson, C. McKerchar, D. SarfatiAbstractMany cancers can be prevented, yet Aotearoa New Zealand has high incidence and marked ethnic inequalities in some cancers. This paper explores the state of cancer prevention in New Zealand. It does so through an examination of the state of prevention in four areas: alcohol, nutrition and body weight, sun safety and tobacco. The paper concludes that despite good evidence, New Zealand struggles to deliver effective prevention. While New Zealand has been a w...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - February 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer research in the New Zealand context: Challenges and advantages
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Jason K. Gurney, Diana Sarfati, Ben Lawrence, Chris Jackson, Michael Findlay, Kathryn McPhersonAbstractNew Zealand has a vibrant research culture, with cancer research that spans the cancer continuum. Our research agenda has both a strong focus on answering questions of international importance, and on addressing research questions of specific national relevance. In this manuscript, we discuss the mechanisms by which cancer research is funded in New Zealand. We outline some of the major challenges currently facing implementation of...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Cancer screening in New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Jane O’Hallahan, Emma Church, Caroline ShawAbstractNew Zealand’s organised cancer screening programmes are managed by a specialist unit within the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Advice on new screening programmes is provided by an independent advisory group, although decisions on funding and implementation remain political. New Zealand currently has three organised cancer screening programmes; BreastScreen Aotearoa, the National Cervical Screening Programme and the National Bowel Screening Programme. The key challenges...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Estimating cost implications of potentially avoidable hospitalizations among Oncology Care Model patients with prostate cancer
ConclusionsPAHs contribute meaningfully to costs of care in oncology. Investment in specialized ambulatory acute care services for oncology patients could lead to substantial cost savings. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Improving Cancer Services and Survival in New Zealand
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Christopher GCA Jackson, Ian Bissett, Scott Macfarlane, Shaun CostelloAbstractA growing gap in cancer survival is emerging between New Zealand and comparator countries such as Australia and Canada. While survival rates are impacted by early detection, receipt of high quality and timely anti-cancer treatment is clearly key. Several clinical, policy, and structural factors will influence the likelihood of receipt of optimal care. These include geographic access to treatment, waiting times, access to specialized care, and systems perfo...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Clinical research in Europe: Who do we do all that for?
We report herein a specific case illustrating such challenges. We question how far legal constraints overshoot their initial objectives, leading to opposite effects for which they were set up. In an era where independent evaluation of cancer treatments is becoming so critical due to complexity, duplication and costs, comprehensive and pragmatic reform of our frameworks appears critical. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Volume of Systemic Cancer Therapy Delivery and Outcomes of Patients with Solid Tumors: A Systematic Review and Methodologic Evaluation of the Literature
ConclusionThe available evidence suggests that volume of systemic therapy provision for solid tumors may be associated with improved survival. However, each study identified in this review contains such considerable methodologic shortcomings and/or unresolved confounding that estimation of an unbiased treatment effect is not possible. High quality research is needed prior to implementation of volume-based regionalization policies for systemic therapy. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - January 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Integration of Longitudinal Psychoeducation Programmes during the Phases of Diagnosis, Management and Survivorship of Breast Cancer Patients: a narrative review
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2019Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Athena Michaelides, Constantina ConstantinouAbstractBreast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed worldwide and the leading cause of cancer death in women. In the past years, efforts have been made to develop psychoeducation programmes targeting the prevention of breast cancer via educating the general public. These programmes placed emphasis on risk reducing behaviours and on promoting Breast Self-Examination and screening via mammography, to aid in the early identification of pathological findings. In parallel, effort...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - December 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Paediatric Oncology System Integration Tool (POSIT) for the joint analysis of the performance of childhood cancer programs and health systems
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Cancer Policy, Volume 23Author(s): Brandon Maser, Lisa M. Force, Paola Friedrich, Federico Antillon, Ramandeep S. Arora, Cristian A. Herrera, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Rifat Atun, Avram DenburgAbstractTo help understand how health systems and sociopolitical contexts intersect with and impact the performance of childhood cancer care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), we have developed a systems-level framework for analyzing the performance of LMIC childhood cancer programs within their health system contexts: The Paediatric Oncology System Integration Tool (POSIT). PO...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - December 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Please check the hierarchy of the section headings.Paediatric Oncology System Integration Tool (POSIT) for the Joint Analysis of the Performance of Childhood Cancer Programs and Health Systems
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Brandon Maser, Lisa M. Force, Paola Friedrich, Federico Antillon, Ramandeep S. Arora, Cristian A. Herrera, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Rifat Atun, Avram DenburgAbstractTo help understand how health systems and sociopolitical contexts intersect with and impact the performance of childhood cancer care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), we have developed a systems-level framework for analyzing the performance of LMIC childhood cancer programs within their health system contexts: The Paediatric Oncology System Integration Tool...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Financial barriers related to breast cancer screening and treatment: A cross-sectional survey of women in Kenya
ConclusionFor women both with and without diagnosed breast cancer, cost was a major concern in seeking medical services. Affordability and access to breast cancer screening and treatment need to be improved. Providing more comprehensive insurance coverage is a key solution. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Bladder Cancer Patient Survey: Global perspectives on awareness and treatment of bladder cancer
ConclusionsThere is a need for greater awareness and understanding of bladder cancer. Further research is warranted to promote early diagnosis and the timely treatment of bladder cancer.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Understanding the participation in cervical screening of Muslim women in Victoria, Australia from record-linkage data
ConclusionsFuture screening programs should incorporate ethnic diversity of the population, particularly Muslim immigrant community. There is also a need to focus on improving screening among older Muslim women. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Is the number of cancer drug approvals a surrogate for regulatory success?
In this study, we assess the trend in number and characteristics of 115 cancer drugs approved by the FDA over the last decade and evaluate whether they have improved patient survival. We find that the number of cancer drug approvals have steadily increased over the years from 5 in 2009 to 33 in 2018. Accelerated approvals started to rise since 2014 and peaked in 2017. The percentage of drugs that improved overall survival has steadily declined and reached its lowest(7%) in 2017. Approval of better drugs that improve patient outcomes maybe more or at least equally important aspect for regulatory focus compared to approval o...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Understanding the Participation of Cervical Cancer Screening among Muslim women in Victoria, Australia from Record-Linkage Data
ConclusionsFuture screening programs should incorporate ethnic diversity of the population, particularly Muslim immigrant community. There is also a need to focus on improving screening among older Muslim women. (Source: Journal of Cancer Policy)
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Women’s knowledge, awareness and attitudes toward newly implemented national HPV-based screening in Turkey
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Hasan Aykut TuncerAbstractObjectiveThe success of any cancer screening policy is known to be closely related to the population’s participation in screening programs and baseline knowledge about cancer and the screening program. We investigated popular awareness, knowledge and attitudes towards cervical cancer, HPV and the screening program after HPV-based screening began in Turkey.MethodsA gynecologist administered questionnaire was conducted to 429 women aged 30 to 65 years in a tertiary care settings. Sociodemographic chara...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - November 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research