Cancer: Scientific and technical material
1: Guides and Manuals: Cancer
Early Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer
In many countries, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children over 1 year of age, exceeded only by accidents.
Fortunately, great progress has been made in the treatment of childhood cancer in recent years, permiting the development of new standardized clinical protocols, which have made it possible to resolve uncertainties and select the most appropriate guidelines for each neoplasm and, more importantly, for each patient's specific situation.
In this regard, given the complexity of current therapies, children with cancer should be referred as early as possible to facilities that have specialized human and technical resources.
This module for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness aims to contribute to the effort of improving the capacity to identify the early signs of cancer in undergraduate and graduate medical and nursing students and primary care staff.
WHO. Early Detection. Cancer control: knowledge into action. WHO guide for effective programs, 2008
WHO. Cancer Control Knowledge into Action. WHO Guide for effective programmes. Policy and Advocacy, 2008
WHO. Cancer Control Knowledge into Action. WHO Guide for effective programmes. Diagnosis and Treatment, 2008
WHO. Cancer Control Knowledge into Action. WHO Guide for effective programmes. Prevention, 2007
WHO. Cancer Control Knowledge into Action. WHO Guide for Effective Programmes. Palliative Care, 2007
2: Technical reports
Expert Consultation on Prostate Cancer Screening and Early Detection in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meeting Report.Late-stage diagnosis of prostate cancer contributes to the high mortality rates in LAC; however, screening and early detection of prostate cancer present a number of challenges. The use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) remains controversial and the scientific community has not yet reached consensus on population-based prostate cancer screening strategies. As a result, the World Health Organization has not yet developed specific recommendations for prostate cancer screening, although guidance has been developed on the health system requirements for cancer screening and early detection programs.
Latin American Meeting on Innovative Cervical and Breast Cancer Control Strategies. 15-16 April 2013. Lima, Peru
The meeting consisted of presentations, discussion sessions in which all attendees participated, and working groups. More than 80 professionals from nine Latin American countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Peru) attended, including managers of the cervical and breast cancer programs, together with leading experts in the prevention and control of these cancers.