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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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PINILLOS-ASHTON, Luis  and  LIMACHE-GARCIA, Abel. Contribution of the Peruvian Multisectorial Coalition against Cancer . Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.1, pp.99-104. ISSN 1726-4634.

Cancer is a public health problem due to its high incidence and mortality, its high social and economic cost, and the lack of intra and intersectorial strategies resulting in failure to access information and screening tests. For this reason, it is necessary to address this problem with a comprehensive and sustainable approach. After performing a diagnosis of the human and material resources at the national level, and after having observed the attitude of healthcare decisors, the Multisector Coalition against Cancer was created with the participation of the public and nonpublic sector. A strategic plan was developed, followed by a national plan for strengthening cancer prevention and control. As a result, intersectorial work and health promotion oriented to cancer prevention through information, education and communication were strengthened. Service supply was improved and optimized through decentralization of oncological care

Keywords : Neoplasms; Public health; Prevention and control; Health promotion.

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