Journal article

Effectiveness of interventions for improving timely diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

Chukwudi Arnest Nnaji, Paul Kuodi, Fiona M Walter, Jennifer Moodley

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Breast and cervical cancers pose a major public health burden globally, with disproportionately high incidence, morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The majority of women diagnosed with cancer in LMICs present with late-stage disease, the treatment of which is often costlier and less effective. While interventions to improve the timely diagnosis of these cancers are increasingly being implemented in LMICs, there is uncertainty about their role and effectiveness. The aim of this review is to systematically synthesise available evidence on the nature and effectiveness of interventions for improving timely diagnosis of breast and cervical cancers in..

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Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline Africa Non-Communicable Disease Open Lab


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was jointly supported by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the University of Cape Town and the SA Medical Research Council with funds received from the SA National Department of Health, GlaxoSmithKline Africa Non-Communicable Disease Open Lab (via a supporting grant, Project Number: 023), the UK Medical Research Council (via the Newton Fund). FMW is Director of the multi-institutional CanTest Collaborative, which is funded by Cancer Research UK (C8640/A23385). Authors retained control of the final content of the publication.