The 6th Asia cancer forum: what should we do to place cancer on the global health agenda? Sharing information leads to human security.

Norie Kawahara, Haruhiko Sugimura, Akira Nakagawara, Toru Masui, Jun Miyake, Masanori Akiyama, Ibrahim A. Wahid, Xishan Hao, Hideyuki Akaza

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Abstract

This forum discussed issues relating to the inclusion of cancer on the global health agenda, with the ultimate aim of achieving human security for all people. The forum discussed what methods are available to the cancer community in attempts to create a common data system for the rapidly growing Asian region. Discussions also focused on the preparations that can be made to consider and respond to the obstacles to the creation of an Asia-wide data and information network. It was also noted that in order to create a cancer information network, support would need to be provided to low- and middle-income countries and efforts made to ensure that data are comparable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723-729
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Kawahara, N., Sugimura, H., Nakagawara, A., Masui, T., Miyake, J., Akiyama, M., Wahid, I. A., Hao, X., & Akaza, H. (2011). The 6th Asia cancer forum: what should we do to place cancer on the global health agenda? Sharing information leads to human security. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 41(5), 723-729. https://doi.org/10.1093/jjco/hyr036