A great deal of information is already available regarding modifiable factors affecting cancer development in a negative or positive fashion.
Thus, avoidance of harmful agents like tobacco, vaccination against virus infections, prompt treatment of inflammatory conditions and increased exposure to beneficial influences hold great promise for the achievement of effective prevention.
However, this requires a co-ordinated strategy and an integration of efforts in epidemiological and biological research, medical practice and education, and is essential for optimal use of the resources available.
In addition, more stress needs to be placed on community approaches.
Concentration of particular attention on the'ecological'interactions among a triad of the major areas of action :
(1) information generation ;
(2) intervention efforts ;
and (3) government policy, appears warranted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Homme, Politique sanitaire, Optimisation, Coordination, Prévention, Japon, Asie, Information public, Méthodologie, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Human, Health policy, Optimization, Coordination, Prevention, Japan, Asia, Public information, Methodology, Risk factor
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0038526
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 31/05/1999.