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Cancer in Sub-saharan Africa : Current Practice and Future (Hardcover)
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This book discusses the current state of cancer pathway as it relates to sub-Saharan Africa. It highlights differences in epidemiology and the underlying problems with management. The book outlines the current practice in common cancers, and also highlights future prospects.
Starting by background information on the epidemiology and genomic variations, the book then goes on to look at Infection-related cancers which accounts for a third of all cancers in the region. The problems associated with the pathways of some specific common cancers, breast, cervical, prostate, gastrointestinal, and ovarian, are discussed in the second part of the book. The last part of the book focuses on delivery of affordable and accessible care. This includes surgical, pathological, oncological, psychological, and palliative services. Primary and translational research, as well as clinical trials, are also discussed. The book is written by a team of authors based in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and the US. This book offers an overview of the current state and challenges of cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa, and it would be valuable to policy makers, researchers, funding organisations, and can be an adjunct to standard text books for students, residents and established doctors.