Cancer control encompasses the whole spectrum from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and palliation.
The key to the future of cancer control will be to establish multidisciplinary approaches to each type of cancer across this spectrum.
For primary prevention this requires some understanding of the causes of each cancer.
Although understanding of the aetiology of cancer has greatly improved, prospects for the primary prevention of many common cancers remain remote.
Other approaches currently under evaluation include chemoprevention and the use of biomarkers (discussed last week).
The identification of predisposing genes for some of the common cancers may have a considerable impact on the ability to recognise those at risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Facteur risque, Prévention, Homme, Soin santé primaire, Génétique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Risk factor, Prevention, Human, Primary health care, Genetics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0663779
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 09/06/1995.