Critical factors influencing the establishment, maintenance and sustainability of population-based cancer control programs

Edward J. Trapido, Josep Maria Borras, Robert Burton, Massoud Samiei, Mark Elwood, the ICCC-3 Session F group

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Developing and maintaining a comprehensive cancer control program are two distinct entities. Key issues related to building and sustaining cancer control programs include how to integrate initiatives and efforts across multiple constituencies addressing components of the implementation of cancer control and non-communicable disease programs, the processes used in different resource settings to achieve effective drug budgeting, health technology assessment and health economics, and how countries can support public and societal engagement. There are promising examples in both resource-rich and resource-challenged countries of constituencies that have developed programs which can contribute to comprehensive cancer control. Some take advantage of newer technology and information services, while others are more people and patient focused. Critical issues and factors for establishing and maintaining population-based comprehensive cancer control programs are identified and reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-645
Number of pages9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


  • Cancer control
  • ICCC-3

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