Cancer

WHO's fight against cancer: strategies that prevent, cure and care

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Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 28
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 159543 8

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Overview

This brochure gives a glimpse of the many cancer control activities WHO performs. Each activity fits within the four broad approaches WHO takes to fight cancer: prevention, cure, care and manage. WHO efforts have produced dozens of strategies, recommendations and technical programmes to combat cancer, prevent needless deaths and provide appropriate care for the terminally ill. WHO has consolidated these tools for countries in a framework known as the national cancer control programme, which focuses government attention and services on all facets of the fight against cancer.