A model to optimize health care assistance for women with breast cancer: The Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre Project.

@article{Caleffi2009AMT,
  title={A model to optimize health care assistance for women with breast cancer: The N{\'u}cleo Mama Porto Alegre Project.},
  author={Maira Caleffi and J{\'u}lia M P Viegas-Butzke and Fernanda D G Baldisserotto and A Bedin-Junior and Bernardete Weber and D Duarte-Filho and Giovana P Skonieski and Marcia Silva Graudenz and Rodrigo Antonini Ribeiro},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 15_suppl},
  pages={e17526}
}
e17526 Background: The promptness of breast cancer (BC) diagnosis and treatment is cornerstone in reducing the disease's mortality. In Brazil, the main problem to achieve this is lack of access to the insufficient referral centers, which in turn are not used to perform early diagnosis and treatment. To address this problem in our city, we created the Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre (NMPOA) model, through a partnership among the private, public and third sectors. The cohort is composed by 9,218 women… CONTINUE READING

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