The growing burden of cancer is a critical problem facing health systems and economies around the globe. Addressing this burden requires a multi-pronged approach that includes population-level interventions and solutions to care delivery. One solution is the comprehensive cancer centre or program.
Cancerpedia is a cohesive framework for a comprehensive cancer centre or program that provides the full spectrum of cancer care, serves as a hub for education and research, and is integrated into broader cancer control and health systems. This framework is as relevant to high-, middle-, and low-income countries.
“The holistic philosophy inherent in “Cancerpedia” – that improving cancer care is more complex than simply thinking about the technology, personnel and capital required to treat cancer patients – has been a fundamental learning over the past twenty years …” Read More
Robert S. Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (hon.)
Former Deputy Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario, Canada
“Crucially the organisation of cancer care, education and research into comprehensive cancer centres will play a critical role in providing the political, clinical, policy and educational focus… This excellent framework is a very welcome and novel contribution to these global efforts.”
Professor Richard Sullivan, MD, PhD
Director, Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings College London