Tag: Cancer

New regulations on cancer notification in South Africa

In April 2011, new regulations for the registration of cancers were promulgated. These regulations make it compulsory for every health care worker who has diagnosed a new case of cancer to notify the case on the prescribed form. The regulations make provision for the establishment of a population-based cancer registry. This articles discusses the role of the National Cancer Registry, Health Care Workers and Public Health Practitioners in the registration of cancer cases and the subsequent management and analysis of the data.

UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: addressing four questions

To achieve the promise of the UN HLM on NCD several questions must be addressed. The report presents the realities of the situation by answering four questions.

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