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  • Brazil Steps Up Funding for Women’s Cancer Exams

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

    Brazil’s Health Ministry (MS) announced today two measures to improve access to breast and cervix cancer screening within the country’s Unified Health System (SUS).  R$ 94.5 million will be invested over the next three years to increase Pap tests and mammograms (see table below). In addition, in June 2009 the Information System for Breast Cancer Control (SISMAMA) will be brought […]

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    Brazil Creates Cancer Research Network / Brasil lança rede de pesquisas sobre o câncer

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Brazil’s National Council on Scientific and technological Development (CNPq) and Health Ministry (MS) have launched a Brazilian Cancer Research Network (Rede Brasileira de Pesquisas sobre o Câncer). According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), cancer is the second greatest cause of death in Brazil, and it is projected to cause 465,000 new deaths in […]

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    Keep Children Lean and Active, Prevent Cancer Later in Life / Prevengamos el cáncer promoviendo hoy una infancia activa

    Saturday, February 7th, 2009

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    PAHO: “Keep Children Lean and Active, Prevent Cancer Later in Life”

    World Cancer Day marked with launch of “I love my healthy, active childhood” global campaign

    Establishing healthy habits early in life—particularly eating well and being active—is critical to lowering cancer rates in adulthood, experts from the Pan American Health […]

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    LAC Health Stats, Trends and Trivia

    Saturday, June 21st, 2008

    Which Latin American or Caribbean nation smokes or drinks the most? In which are you more likely to die from cancer than infectious diseases such as malaria or dengue? Which has the highest percentage of obese people? Which spends the most on the health of their citizens?
    If you you’ve ever wondered about […]

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    Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Buenos Aires Province?

    Monday, August 6th, 2007

    In a recent article in La Nacion, the Cancer Registry of Argentina's most populous province, Buenos Aires (PBA), reported that colon cancer rates appear to be rising for reasons unknown.  13% of the cancer cases registered in PBA involve colon cancer, an incidence rate of about 37.4 per 1,000 inhabitants every year.  If the trend […]

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    Normas Internacionales Para el Control del Cáncer de Mama Ahora Disponibles en Español

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    Desde la Organización Panamericana de Salud (OPS):
    Nuevas normas, ahora en español, prometen optimizar la atención al cáncer de mama
    La OPS se une a la Iniciativa Mundial de Salud de la Mama para promover las “mejores prácticas” en países con recursos limitados
    Las normas internacionales para la detección, atención y manejo del cáncer de seno están ahora […]

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