The WHO states that low and middle-income countries will see a surge in new cases over coming years, as public health resources in these countries have long been directed towards infectious diseases and maternal/child health rather than tackling the causes of cancer.
Books about cancer in LSHTM Library are found in the Reading Room at classmark PM. Here are a few from the collection.
“Infectious causes of cancer : a guide for nurses and healthcare professionals” by Kenneth Campbell. (Chichester : Wiley Blackwell, 2011)
Classmark: PM.F 2011
Examines cancers associated with infectious causes, and how the work of healthcare professionals can help to prevent them.
“Improvising medicine : an African oncology ward in an emerging cancer epidemic” by Julie Livingston. (Durham & London : Duke University Press, 2012)
Classmark: PM.RG.169 2012
Hope, bureaucracy, science and politics : a compassionate study of a cancer ward in Botswana.
“Cancer epidemiology : low- and middle-income countries and special populations” edited by Amr S. Soliman, David Schottenfeld and Paolo Boffetta (Oxford : OUP, 2013)
Classmark: PM.E 2013
Offers insight for teachers and students of cancer epidemiology, with methodological principles and examples from field-based and laboratory-based studies.
“Cancer control opportunities in low- and middle-income countries” by the Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Cancer Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. (Washington DC : National Academies Press, 2007)
Classmark: PM.S 2007
Suggests practical and affordable ways of reducing the growing cancer burden in LMCs, starting with reducing the uptake of smoking.
“The secret history of the war on cancer” by Devra Davis. (New York : Basic Books, 2007)
Classmark: PM.D.6 2007
An exposé of how medical science has been corrupted by money and politics, with cancer diagnosis and treatment being prioritised over the control and eradication of common causes.
“Policy and action for cancer prevention : food, nutrition, and physical activity: a global perspective” a project of World Cancer Research Fund International. (Washington DC : World Cancer Research Fund, 2009)
Classmark: PM.S.09 2009
Offers evidence-based guidance for organisations, governments and individuals seeking to prevent cancer at all levels.
Top image from World Cancer Day.
Book cover images from Amazon.co.uk.