Improving Pathology for Better Cancer Care and Control in Countries of Low and Middle Income
Knaul FM, Shulman LN, Gralow J, Quick J, Bhadelia A, Frenk J. Improving pathology for better cancer care and control in countries of low and middle income. Comment on: The good news about cancer in developing countries--pathology answers the call. Lancet. 2012 Jun 2;379(9831):2052. doi: 10.1016/S014
1 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2012
In their Correspondence (Feb 25, p 712),1 Drucilla Roberts and colleagues highlight a substantial barrier to expanding access to cancer care and control in resource-constrained settings: the absence of adequate pathology. This gap can render largely useless otherwise successful efforts to expand access. Indeed, improving cancer diagnosis and pathology expertise is recommended in the report of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control,2 discussed in an Editorial.
Keywords: cancer, cancer care, pathology, cancer pathology
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