Mapping breast cancer journal publications in conflict settings in the MENA region: a scoping review

Abdul-Khalek R. A. , Abu-Sitta G., El Achi N., Kayyal W., Elamine A., Noubani A., ...Daha Fazla

ECANCERMEDICALSCIENCE, cilt.14, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier


Background: Breast cancer is a major cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality among women in the the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Conflict and political instability in the region may affect medical research output, including that on breast cancer. This scoping review aims to systematically identify and map breast cancer publications across different stages of the cancer care pathway and across conflict-affected countries within the MENA region. The findings of this work will highlight the impact of conflict on cancer research that could be mitigated with the proper contextualised capacity strengthening intervention.