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Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition

Individualized Care in Focus

  • Covers 25 countries in areas such as the Gulf States, Eastern Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Africa

  • Authored by recognized medical leaders living and working in these countries

  • Each chapter includes sections on critical clinical issues and palliative care

  • Foreword written by Donna Shalala, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1993-2001, under President Bill Clinton

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Medical Care in Countries in Transition

    • Lodovico Balducci, Alberto Reggiori
    Pages 1-11
  3. How to Prioritize Cancer Care for Countries in Transition

    • Stewart Kerr, David Kerr
    Pages 13-23
  4. Cancer Trends and Risk Factors in Morocco

    • Mati Nejmi, Saber Boutayeb
    Pages 25-45
  5. Cancer Care in Palestine

    • Akram T. Kharroubi, Rania Y. Abu Seir
    Pages 77-97
  6. Cancer Care in an Economically Torn Country: Cyprus

    • Haris Charalambous
    Pages 163-192
  7. Cancer Care in Sudan: Current Situation and Challenges

    • Nahla Gafer, Esther Walker, Mohja Khair Allah, Ali Elbaghir
    Pages 209-217
  8. Cancer Care in Countries in Transition in Africa: The Case of Uganda

    • Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Henry Wabinga, Christopher Orach Garimoi
    Pages 219-230
  9. Cancer Care in Pakistan

    • Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf, Ahsan Jamil
    Pages 231-245
  10. Cancer Care in India

    • Suresh Kumar
    Pages 247-258
  11. Cancer Care in Afghanistan

    • Mohammad Shafiq Faqeerzai, Abdul Tawab Saljuqi, Massoud Samiei
    Pages 259-276
  12. Kazakhstan

    • Dilyara Kaidarova
    Pages 277-293
  13. An Overview of Cancer Care in Societies in Transition: Global Perspectives—UAE Experience

    • Mohammed Jaloudi, Jihad Kanbar, David. M. James, Haytham El-Salhat
    Pages 295-315

About this book

This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse.  Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to incorporate palliative care. The book ends with chapters on the United States’ current initiatives on promoting cancer care training in these regions, and another on clinical concepts for Western clinicians undertaking oncology practice in emerging countries.

The audience includes oncologists around the world: those practicing medicine in similarly extreme circumstances; Western oncologists organizing or preparing for medical missions; and Western oncologists who wish to learn from the experiences of oncologists who practice under radically different conditions.

Keywords

  • Cancer care
  • cancer treatment
  • developing world
  • global perspectives
  • lack of medical resources
  • palliative care

Editors and Affiliations

  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, & Middle East Cancer Consortium, Haifa, Israel

    Michael Silbermann

About the editor

Michael Silbermann, DMD, PhD
Executive Director
Middle East Cancer Consortium
Haifa, Israel

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition

  • Book Subtitle: Individualized Care in Focus

  • Editors: Michael Silbermann

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22912-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-22911-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79435-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-22912-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 505

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-22912-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)