TABLE 4-1 Priority Actions for National Cancer Control Programs, According to Level of Resources

Aspect

All Countries

Scenario A: Low Level of Resources

Scenario B: Medium Level of Resources

Scenario C: High Level of Resources

National cancer control program

  • Develop a national cancer control program to ensure effective, efficient, and equitable use of existing resources

  • Establish a core surveillance mechanism to monitor and evaluate outcomes as well as processes

  • Develop education and continuous training for health care workers

  • Consider the implementation of one or two key priorities in a demonstration area with a stepwise approach

  • Consider palliative care as an entry point to a more comprehensive approach

  • Use appropriate technologies that are effective and sustainable in this type of setting

  • When initiating or formulating a cancer control program, consider implementation of a comprehensive approach in a demonstration area using a stepwise methodology

  • Use appropriate technologies that are effective and sustainable in this type of setting

  • Full, nationwide implementation of evidence-based strategies guaranteeing effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility

  • Implement a comprehensive surveillance system, tracking all program components and results

  • Provide support for less affluent countries



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