Advancing the development of national childhood cancer care strategies in Latin America

Denburg A., Wilson M. G. , Johnson S. I. , Kutluk T., Torode J., Gupta S.

JOURNAL OF CANCER POLICY, vol.12, pp.7-15, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcpo.2016.12.005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CANCER POLICY
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-15


Background: Despite a rising burden of cancer among children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), few efforts to develop system-wide strategies to combat childhood cancer exist. Such efforts are hampered both by gaps in research evidence and by weak links among stakeholders spanning the trajectory from research and care to policy. Deliberative dialogues have emerged as a promising means of advancing evidence-informed policy, by providing a structured forum for key stakeholders to integrate and explore scientific and experiential knowledge about complex health system issues.