Cancer in Pacific Island countries
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Cancer in Pacific Island countries report of the South Pacific Commission Cancer Registry, 1979-1983, a review of cancer mortality in Pacific Island countries, circa 1980, and a selected bibliography of cancer research in Pacific Island countries

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Published by The Commission in Noumea, New Caledonia .
Written in English



  • Pacific area.


  • Cancer -- Reporting -- Pacific area.

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StatementRichard Taylor (South Pacific Commission) ... [et al.].
SeriesInformation document / South Pacific Commission ;, no. 53, Information document (South Pacific Commission) ;, no. 53.
ContributionsTaylor, Richard, epidemiologist., South Pacific Commission.
LC ClassificationsDU1 .S57 no. 53, RC279.P33 .S57 no. 53
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2771375M
LC Control Number86131914

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This Series paper describes the current state of cancer control in Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs). PICTs are diverse but face common challenges of having small, geographically dispersed, isolated populations, with restricted resources, fragile ecological and economic systems, and overburdened health by: 8. This paper reviews the cancer burden and control in the Asia Pacific region (limited to East Asia, South Eastern Asia and Pacific Islands countries, territories and other areas), with relevant. Challenges for cancer in the Pacific Island countries Kiki Maoate Associate Dean Pacific, Christchurch Campus University of Otago Paediatric surgeon FRACS Director Pacific Island Project, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Christchurch Hospital.   Background. Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs) compr–30, islands in the Pacific Ocean. PICTs face challenges in relation to small population sizes, geographic dispersion, increasing adoption of unhealthy life-styles and the burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, including cancer.

children with cancer in Pacific Island Countries and thereby manage the impact of this patient group on health care services delivered in New Zealand. Objectives •Facilitate building of capacity and resources in the Pacific Islands. •Improve access to in‐countrytreatment for children and young people with cancer in the Pacific Islands. The IARC Pacific Islands Hub for Cancer Registration is currently being implemented with regional partners. The Hub aims to build capacity for cancer registration in Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.. Coverage. The Hub covers the following countries and territories: in Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu); in Micronesia (Kiribati and Nauru); and. In a statement, lead author Professor Diana Sarfati said: "many Pacific Island countries and territories either lack or have poorly developed cancer screening, pathology, oncology, surgical and.   Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries. In the WHO Western Pacific Region, it is estimated that close to million new cases occurred in ( million in men and million in women). Almost million people in the Region died from cancer that same year.

"Many Pacific Island countries and territories either lack or have poorly developed cancer screening, pathology, oncology, surgical, and palliative care services,” Diana Sarfati, lead report author and cancer researcher at New Zealand’s University of Otago, said in a statement. "Added to this, access to morphine is very limited, so death can often be excruciating,” Sarfati added. • Only half of Pacific Island countries have cervical screening at the Primary Health Care level affecting diagnosis, Rx and reporting • Radiotherapy is not available in all 10 ‘central’ south Pacific islands, chemotherapy is available in only 3 Pacific Island countries.   Ab new cancer cases and 9, cancer deaths are reported in Pacific Island nations annually. Around half of the cancer cases and deaths in . PACIFIC HEALTH DIALOG MARCH , VOL. 17, NO. 1 ORIGINAL PAPERS 21 Cancer Incidence In Four Pacifi c Countries: Tonga, Fiji Islands, Cook Islands and Niue Sunia Foliaki1, Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: [email protected] Diana Best1, Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.