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Managing the changing burden of cancer in Asia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (62nd percentile)

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2 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
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4 tweeters

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Title
Managing the changing burden of cancer in Asia
Published in
BMC Medicine, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-3
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Authors

Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Kunnambath Ramadas, You-lin Qiao

Abstract

Asia accounts for 60% of the world population and half the global burden of cancer. The incidence of cancer cases is estimated to increase from 6.1 million in 2008 to 10.6 million in 2030, due to ageing and growing populations, lifestyle and socioeconomic changes. Striking variations in ethnicity, sociocultural practices, human development index, habits and dietary patterns are reflected in the burden and pattern of cancer in different regions. The existing and emerging cancer patterns and burden in different regions of Asia call for political recognition of cancer as an important public health problem and for balanced investments in public and professional awareness. Prevention as well as early detection of cancers leads to both better health outcomes and considerable savings in treatment costs. Cancer health services are still evolving, and require substantial investment to ensure equitable access to cancer care for all sections of the population. In this review, we discuss the changing burden of cancer in Asia, along with appropriate management strategies. Strategies should promote healthy ageing via healthy lifestyles, tobacco and alcohol control measures, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, cancer screening services, and vertical investments in strengthening cancer healthcare infrastructure to improve equitable access to services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 198 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 17%
Student > Master 33 16%
Researcher 23 11%
Student > Postgraduate 13 6%
Other 39 19%
Unknown 21 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 76 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 8%
Social Sciences 13 6%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 27 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2020.
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#908,008
of 15,550,579 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#738
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Outputs of similar age
#15,827
of 266,125 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#101
of 271 outputs
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