Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Control: A UICC handbook for South Asia

Home to a quarter of the world's population, South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - presents a complex sociodemographic scenario that is medieval in places, transitional in others and most modern in some.

The health problems and the available health-care infrastructure in the region are a direct reflection of this situation. While the urban conurbations boast the most modern and sophisticated levels of health care, rural areas lack even basic facilities.

This UICC Handbook for South Asia focuses on the current cancer scenario in the region and discusses strategies to meet the challenges of the future.

Publisher: UICC, Geneva, 2006, in collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre, the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Cancer Society; 224 pages.

Resource Information
Type of Resource: 
Tata Memorial Centre
The Indian Council for Medical Research
Indian Cancer Society
Target Audience: 
Medical Professionals
Last update: 
Friday 7 June 2019