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The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) applied an evidence-based consensus review process to develop guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, and treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) including those in Latin America. Breast cancer outcomes correlate with the degree to which 1) cancers are detected early, 2) cancers can be(More)
Cancer in the world Artículo especiAl C ancer is a major health problem in the world. Since the start of the 21 st century, cancer killed more people than died in World War II. This year, it is expected that there will be 12 million new cancer cases diagnosed and close to 8 million will die of cancer. This year it is expected that 1.4 million people will(More)
The activity and mild toxicity profile of single-agent gemcitabine therapy in untreated (chemonaive) patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is well documented. This phase II trial was conducted to determine the objective tumour response rate and toxicity profile of single-agent gemcitabine in pretreated patients with NSCLC. Patients with(More)
Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and an increasing threat in low-income and middle-income countries. Our findings in the 2013 Commission in The Lancet Oncology showed several discrepancies between the cancer landscape in Latin America and more developed countries. We reported that funding for health care was a small percentage of(More)
Copyright: © the authors; licensee ecancermedicalscience. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The War on Cancer refers to(More)
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